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10.3: Access xterm menu via control-click
Authored by: mzs on Feb 26, '04 01:26:28PM

There is no way to save the changes from the menus that I know of. What you need to do is set the X11 resources for xterm properly. If you do a 'man xterm' you will see a section towards the end that has descriptions for things like rightScrollBar and scrollBar. These are the resources that you can set. Then you need to create a file in your home directory named .Xresources with the resource settings you wish to have. For example I have lines like this in mine:

XTerm*scrollBar: on
XTerm*saveLines: 50000
XTerm*rightScrollBar: true

On MacOS X you need to make sure that you have installed the BSD SDK from the DevTools or else you will not have /usr/bin/cpp installed on your system. The default configuration of X11 sources your .Xresources file at startup but it passes it through cpp (the C PreProcessor) before that.

You can do a 'man X' (do it from an xterm or else manpath will not pick it up) to learn more about how X11 works. Case is significant for X11 resources although it may not seem to be so at first, it is the difference between instances and classes in many cases.

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