The -xrm option allows you to set any resource value, including color specifications, from the command line. You must enter the resource specification as well as the desired color when using this option. You can specify a color by using either its database name or its hexadecimal RGB values. (See ``The RGB and HSV color models'' for information on how to set resources with hexadecimal RGB values.)
to change the color of the active window
frame for scoterm,
enter the following at the command line:
scoterm -xrm 'ScoTerm*activeBackground: red' &
When using the -xrm option, you should follow these rules:
ScoTerm*mainMenu*background: greenIn this case, the following command line specification would not cause the scoterm client to display an aquamarine-colored main menu:
Because the ScoTerm*mainMenu*background designation is more specific, the ScoTerm*background entry on the command line cannot change the background color of scoterm's main menu.
To override the resource database and get the new menu background color, you would need to use a resource equal to or more specific than the default setting. For example, the resource ScoTerm*mainMenu*background would provide the desired color change.