On Sat, Nov 09, 2019 at 11:17:27PM +1100, Brendan O'Dea wrote: > I don't recall having to use .Xdefaults-`hostname` in the past, but it > certainly behaves that way now. Maybe this is to support NFS mounted > homedirs? In any case, I can't think of a case where I've ever wanted to > change the behaviour of an X program based on which host it was executed > from.
The source code in X11 says that the library tries first to get the settings from the X server using $HOME/.Xdefaults, _if_ it had no data previously in the initialization. Then it reads from $HOME/.Xdefaults-`hostname`, if $XENVIRONMENT is not set. The comments in the code refer to getting the resource manager database during opening the X display. I suppose you'd see this behavior if "xrdb -query" shows any (string) properties -- actually I don't see any output (using MacOS). In a Linux "desktop", there's some output. It's done this since X11R4. > Consider using .Xresources rather than .Xdefaults: the former are loaded > into the X server, so are linked to a particular display environment, > whereas the latter are set based on the client. > > In my case, typically I care more about the server than the client for > things like font size: for example, when using my laptop the resources are > configured to suit a 14" screen at a particular resolution, and those same > settings are used when I run xvile either locally, or remotely on my > workstation over ssh. When sitting at my workstation which has a somewhat > larger screen, I want different settings configured in the X server. By > using .Xresources rather than .Xdefaults the same invocation of xvile > behaves appropriately depending on where it is being displayed, rather than > where was invoked from. > > For most desktop environments, ~/.Xresources should be loaded at login. I use those sometimes :-) > Note that if you make changes you will need to run xrdb to pick them up. I don't do that :-) (xrdb interferes with dynamic loading of resources by applications) > See also https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/x_resources > > On Sat, 9 Nov 2019 at 10:02, Thomas Dickey <dic...@his.com> wrote: > > > On Fri, Nov 08, 2019 at 12:34:14PM +0100, Gary Jennejohn wrote: > > > Hi, > > > > > > I'm using Xvile 98.t and am trying to create a bash alias using > > > -xrm to set various X resources. > > > > > > I'm doing this because I'm starting Xvile over a ssh login and > > > for some reason the XVile settings in .Xdefaults are not being > > > used by the Xorg server on the computer from which I'm logging > > > in. Using ssh -X does not help. > > > > man X tells me ... -- Thomas E. Dickey <dic...@invisible-island.net> https://invisible-island.net ftp://ftp.invisible-island.net
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