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I have installed XMailbox. It doesn't appear to have a config file. Some of its settings are on the command line and some are stored in XDefaults. Where are the XDefaults settings kept? I am using Mandrake 9.0 Doug. -- Registered Linux User No. 277548. They say lightning never strikes twice in the same place. My typing is about as accurate. Apologies for any typos that slip in. - Doug....

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    Default XDefaults - where?

    I have installed XMailbox. It doesn't appear to have a config file. Some
    of its settings are on the command line and some are stored in XDefaults.

    Where are the XDefaults settings kept? I am using Mandrake 9.0

    Doug.
    --
    Registered Linux User No. 277548.
    They say lightning never strikes twice in the same place. My typing is
    about as accurate. Apologies for any typos that slip in. - Doug.
    Doug Guest

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    Default Re: XDefaults - where?

    On Wed, 24 Sep 2003 08:48:11 +1000, Doug Laidlaw wrote: 

    Usually anytime you want to customize X widgets, you would put the
    widget defs in your own ~/.Xresources or ~/.Xdefaults file.

    To find file you can use
    locate -i mailbox
    you may have to run updatedb as root to create the file location database

    Bit Guest

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    Default Re: XDefaults - where?

    Bit Twister wrote:
     
    >
    > Usually anytime you want to customize X widgets, you would put the
    > widget defs in your own ~/.Xresources or ~/.Xdefaults file.
    >
    > To find file you can use
    > locate -i mailbox
    > you may have to run updatedb as root to create the file location
    > database[/ref]

    Thanks BT. There was no config file listed in the RPM, and none mentioned
    in the man page. Actually, I was browsing through an introductory book on
    Linux, and they were using .Xdefaults to illustrate "head" and "tail" . I
    don't have either file, so I created a ~/.Xdefaults for the purpose.
    Waiting to see what happens.

    Doug.
    --
    Registered Linux User No. 277548.
    They say lightning never strikes twice in the same place. My typing is
    about as accurate. Apologies for any typos that slip in. - Doug.
    Doug Guest

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    Default Re: XDefaults - where?

    On Wed, 24 Sep 2003 20:17:43 +1000, Doug Laidlaw wrote: 
    >>
    >> Usually anytime you want to customize X widgets, you would put the
    >> widget defs in your own ~/.Xresources or ~/.Xdefaults file.
    >>
    >> To find file you can use
    >> locate -i mailbox
    >> you may have to run updatedb as root to create the file location
    >> database[/ref]
    >
    > Thanks BT. There was no config file listed in the RPM, and none mentioned
    > in the man page. Actually, I was browsing through an introductory book on
    > Linux, and they were using .Xdefaults to illustrate "head" and "tail" . I
    > don't have either file, so I created a ~/.Xdefaults for the purpose.
    > Waiting to see what happens.[/ref]

    As an fyi, your gui startup file loades ~/.Xresources and ~/.Xdefaults
    one time.
    Each xterm startup merges ~/.Xdefaults again.
    Bit Guest

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