David I. Schwartz wrote:Xlib Programming Manual P.441
> hi all -- I after digging around and going in circles, I've decided to
> finally ask for help... how do Xdefaults and Xresources differ? I've
> seen people claim they're the same, and others claim that Xdefaults is
> outdated. Others say that Xresources gets accessed when starting the
> window manager, and Xdefaults gets accessed each time an X client is
> run. I suspect that various systems set things up differently, but
> perhaps there's a universal standard...?
Prior to X11R2, X resource settings were read from .Xdefaults file
Later on, xrdb program was made to store users resource settings from
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