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Bug#247766: Question about X-Resources


Hilmar Preusse <hille42@web.de> (28/11/2010):
> The maintainer of xdvi argued that this behavior would be correct:
> obviously, multiple specifications for the same resource name will
> cause a clash. Doing a similar thing with ~/.Xdefaults shows similar
> issues (http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=247766#10)
> Could you clarify which behavior is correct?

sure, I can quote the X(7) manpage for you:
       A  resource  database  never  contains  more than one entry for a given
       ResourceName.  If a resource file contains multiple lines with the same
       ResourceName, the last line in the file is used.


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