[Techtalk] emacs

Raven Brooke rbrooke at maine.rr.com
Thu Nov 1 22:50:59 EST 2001

Thanks, this worked beautifully! It was very frustrating to have the 
values I wanted in my .Xresources ignored by emacs. I did actually log out 
and restart x, don't know why that didn't work, but the xrdb sure did  : )

The FILESEARCHPATH is something I found in a FAQ describing where emacs 
looks for .Xresources, I thought perhaps it wasn't finding the file 
because it wasn't in the PATH emacs was searching.

linuxchix chix rule : )  : )  : )

On Thu, 1 Nov 2001, Akkana wrote: > 
> I set these in my .Xdefaults:
> Emacs*foreground: black
> Emacs*background: grey80
> Emacs*cursorColor: magenta
> Emacs*pointerColor: magenta
> That works (for XEmacs).
> Are you restarting X or running xrdb first, though?  Changes made in
> .Xdefaults or .Xresources aren't necessarily read by the application;
> the X server keeps a "resource database", loaded when you start X,
> so if you change something and want to be sure it's being seen,
> after changing your .Xresources, type 
>   xrdb -m .Xresources
> (if you want to merge the values with whatever's already in the
> database), or 
>   xrdb -l .Xresources
> (if you just want to overwrite everything with the current values;
> that's usually what I do).
> Then rerun emacs and see if it helps.
> I don't know what FILESEARCHPATH is, but it's probably not related
> to the X resource files.
> 	...Akkana
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