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.initrc question (was
Authored by: evildrbob on Jan 10, '03 02:25:46PM

So how can I tell where my .initrc file is? I've searched using the Finder "Find" but no .initrc file turns up - where should it be?

Yah, I'm a newbie... :)

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.initrc question (was
Authored by: ClarkGoble on Jan 10, '03 05:37:13PM

It is in your home directory. And it is .xinitrc not .initrc.

Open a terminal. Type the following:

cat ~/.xinitrc

That will list what is in it. The other important file is .tcshrc and you can do pretty much the same thing to see what is in it.

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.initrc question (was
Authored by: terceiro on Jan 11, '03 03:37:21AM

Yeah, but if you've installed apple's X11 as the first-ever X11R6 on your machine, you won't have an .xinitrc file in your home directory. Nor any that I can find anywhere else. So how does quartz-wm do it? Am I missing something?

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.initrc question (was
Authored by: MasterUltan on Jan 13, '03 11:29:02PM

Ordinarily, an installation of X11 will check your home directory for a file called ".xinitrc" which it will then execute. Failing to find this, it will use the default version in /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc. Apple's X11 does the first, but not the second. If it doesn't find a .xinitrc, it seems that it launches quartz-wm and an xterm, as if your .xinitrc read:

xterm &
exec quartz-wm

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.initrc question
Authored by: tcwatson on Feb 19, '03 01:14:50PM

There is a default xinitrc file on this path
This seems to be the one that is used if there is no .xinitrc in the home directory.

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