I need to set some defaults for xterm (yes, xterm and I do not want to change). In man X(7) can be read Code: XTerm*cursorColor: gold XTerm*multiScroll: on XTerm*jumpScroll: on XTerm*reverseWrap: on XTerm*curses: on XTerm*Font: 6x10 XTerm*scrollBar: on XTerm*scrollbar*thickness: 5 XTerm*multiClickTime: 500 XTerm*charClass: 33:48,37:48,45-47:48,64:48 XTerm*cutNewline: off XTerm*cutToBeginningOfLine: off XTerm*titeInhibit: on XTerm*ttyModes: intr ^c erase ^? kill ^u If these resources were stored in a file called .Xresources in your home directory, they could be added to any existing resources in the server with the following command: % xrdb -merge $HOME/.Xresources But man XRDB(1) refers to Code:FILES Generalizes ~/.Xdefaults files. I tried both in my home directory. Surprisingly neither worked. So please help me where to put xterm defaults as shown above and how to enable them.