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    Command:

    xrdb

    
    
    

    SYNOPSIS

           xrdb [-option ...] [filename]
    
    
    

    DESCRIPTION

           Xrdb  is  used to get or set the contents of the RESOURCE_MANAGER prop-
           erty on the root window of screen 0, or the  SCREEN_RESOURCES  property
           on  the root window of any or all screens, or everything combined.  You
           would normally run this program from your X startup file.
    
           Most X clients use the RESOURCE_MANAGER and SCREEN_RESOURCES properties
           to get user preferences about color, fonts, and so on for applications.
           Having this information in the server (where it  is  available  to  all
           clients) instead of on disk, solves the problem in previous versions of
           X that required you to maintain defaults files on  every  machine  that
           you might use.  It also allows for dynamic changing of defaults without
           editing files.
    
           The RESOURCE_MANAGER property is used for resources that apply  to  all
           screens  of  the display.  The SCREEN_RESOURCES property on each screen
           specifies additional (or overriding) resources  to  be  used  for  that
           screen.   (When  there is only one screen, SCREEN_RESOURCES is normally
           not used, all resources are just placed in the  RESOURCE_MANAGER  prop-
           erty.)
    
           The  file specified by filename (or the contents from standard input if
           - or no filename is given) is optionally passed through the  C  prepro-
           cessor with the following symbols defined, based on the capabilities of
           the server being used:
    
           SERVERHOST=hostname
                   the hostname portion of the display to which you are connected.
    
           SRVR_name
                   the  SERVERHOST hostname string turned into a legal identifier.
                   For        example,        "my-dpy.lcs.mit.edu"         becomes
                   SRVR_my_dpy_lcs_mit_edu.
    
           HOST=hostname
                   the same as SERVERHOST.
    
           DISPLAY_NUM=num
                   the number of the display on the server host.
    
           CLIENTHOST=hostname
                   the name of the host on which xrdb is running.
    
           CLNT_name
                   the  CLIENTHOST hostname string turned into a legal identifier.
                   For example, "expo.lcs.mit.edu" becomes  CLNT_expo_lcs_mit_edu.
    
           RELEASE=num
                   the  vendor  release number for the server.  The interpretation
                   the VENDOR name string turned into  a  legal  identifier.   For
                   example, "MIT X Consortium" becomes VNDR_MIT_X_Consortium.
    
           EXT_name
                   A  symbol  is  defined for each protocol extension supported by
                   the server.  Each extension string name is turned into a  legal
                   identifier.  For example, "X3D-PEX" becomes EXT_X3D_PEX.
    
           NUM_SCREENS=num
                   the total number of screens.
    
           SCREEN_NUM=num
                   the number of the current screen (from zero).
    
           BITS_PER_RGB=num
                   the  number  of significant bits in an RGB color specification.
                   This is the log base 2 of the number of distinct shades of each
                   primary  that  the hardware can generate.  Note that it usually
                   is not related to PLANES.
    
           CLASS=visualclass
                   one of StaticGray, GrayScale, StaticColor,  PseudoColor,  True-
                   Color,  DirectColor.  This is the visual class of the root win-
                   dow.
    
           CLASS_visualclass=visualid
                   the visual class of the root window in a form  you  can  #ifdef
                   on.  The value is the numeric id of the visual.
    
           COLOR   defined only if CLASS is one of StaticColor, PseudoColor, True-
                   Color, or DirectColor.
    
           CLASS_visualclass_depth=num
                   A symbol is defined for each visual supported for  the  screen.
                   The  symbol includes the class of the visual and its depth; the
                   value is the numeric id of  the  visual.   (If  more  than  one
                   visual  has  the  same  class  and depth, the numeric id of the
                   first one reported by the server is used.)
    
           HEIGHT=num
                   the height of the root window in pixels.
    
           WIDTH=num
                   the width of the root window in pixels.
    
           PLANES=num
                   the number of bit planes (the depth) of the root window.
    
           X_RESOLUTION=num
                   the x resolution of the screen in pixels per meter.
    
           Y_RESOLUTION=num
           xrdb program accepts the following options:
    
           -help   This  option  (or  any  unsupported  option) will cause a brief
                   description of the  allowable  options  and  parameters  to  be
                   printed.
    
           -display display
                   This  option  specifies  the X server to be used; see X(7).  It
                   also specifies the screen to use for the -screen option, and it
                   specifies  the  screen  from  which  preprocessor  symbols  are
                   derived for the -global option.
    
           -all    This option indicates that operation should be performed on the
                   screen-independent  resource  property  (RESOURCE_MANAGER),  as
                   well as  the  screen-specific  property  (SCREEN_RESOURCES)  on
                   every  screen  of  the display.  For example, when used in con-
                   junction with -query, the contents of all properties  are  out-
                   put.   For  -load, -override and -merge, the input file is pro-
                   cessed once for each screen.  The resources which occur in com-
                   mon in the output for every screen are collected, and these are
                   applied as the  screen-independent  resources.   The  remaining
                   resources  are applied for each individual per-screen property.
                   This the default mode of operation.
    
           -global This option indicates that the operation should  only  be  per-
                   formed on the screen-independent RESOURCE_MANAGER property.
    
           -screen This  option  indicates  that the operation should only be per-
                   formed on the SCREEN_RESOURCES property of the  default  screen
                   of the display.
    
           -screens
                   This option indicates that the operation should be performed on
                   the SCREEN_RESOURCES property of each screen  of  the  display.
                   For  -load,  -override  and -merge, the input file is processed
                   for each screen.
    
           -n      This option indicates that changes to the specified  properties
                   (when  used with -load, -override or -merge) or to the resource
                   file (when used with -edit) should be  shown  on  the  standard
                   output, but should not be performed.
    
           -quiet  This  option  indicates  that  warning  about duplicate entries
                   should not be displayed.
    
           -cpp filename
                   This option specifies the pathname of the C  preprocessor  pro-
                   gram  to  be  used.  Although xrdb was designed to use CPP, any
                   program that acts as a filter and accepts the -D,  -I,  and  -U
                   options may be used.
    
           -nocpp  This  option  indicates that xrdb should not run the input file
           -load   This  option  indicates  that the input should be loaded as the
                   new value of the specified properties, replacing  whatever  was
                   there  (i.e.   the  old  contents  are  removed).   This is the
                   default action.
    
           -override
                   This option indicates  that  the  input  should  be  added  to,
                   instead  of  replacing,  the  current contents of the specified
                   properties.  New entries override previous entries.
    
           -merge  This option indicates that the input should be merged and lexi-
                   cographically  sorted  with,  instead of replacing, the current
                   contents of the specified properties.
    
           -remove This option indicates that the specified properties  should  be
                   removed from the server.
    
           -retain This  option indicates that the server should be instructed not
                   to reset if xrdb is the first client.   This  should  never  be
                   necessary  under  normal conditions, since xdm and xinit always
                   act as the first client.
    
           -edit filename
                   This option indicates that the contents of the specified  prop-
                   erties should be edited into the given file, replacing any val-
                   ues already listed there.  This allows you to put changes  that
                   you  have  made  to your defaults back into your resource file,
                   preserving any comments or preprocessor lines.
    
           -backup string
                   This option specifies a suffix to be appended to  the  filename
                   used with -edit to generate a backup file.
    
           -Dname[=value]
                   This  option  is passed through to the preprocessor and is used
                   to define symbols for use with conditionals such as #ifdef.
    
           -Uname  This option is passed through to the preprocessor and  is  used
                   to remove any definitions of this symbol.
    
           -Idirectory
                   This  option  is passed through to the preprocessor and is used
                   to specify a directory to search for files that are  referenced
                   with #include.
    
    
    

    FILES

           Generalizes ~/.Xdefaults files.
    
    
    

    SEE ALSO

           X(7),  appres(1),  listres(1),  Xlib Resource Manager documentation, Xt
           resource documentation
    
    
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