FW: How to get scroll bars on initial xterm instance?

Siegfried Heintze (Aditi) a-siehei@microsoft.com
Tue Apr 8 20:28:00 GMT 2008

>>On Mon, 2008-04-07 at 12:23 -0700, Siegfried Heintze (Aditi) wrote:
>> When I run startx it creates an xterm for me. But this xterm does not have a scroll bar. I like to create xterms
>> with "-sl 3000 -sb" so I get lots of history. How can I make startx create an xterm with these options?

>edit startxwin.sh/startxwin.bat

OK, in c:/cygwin/usr/X11R6/bin/startxwin.sh Line 106 I have:

xterm -e /usr/bin/bash -l -sb -sl 3000 &

And in c:/cygwin/usr/X11R6/bin/startxwin.bat Line 151 I now have:

%RUN% xterm -e /usr/bin/bash -l -sb -sl 6000

Adding "-sb -sl 6000" did not seem to help.

I also created the file c:\Documents and Settings\a-siehei\.Xresources with these contents on a different computer

Xterm.*.saveLines: 3000
Xterm.*.scrollbar: true

This seems to have no effect (affect?) either.

Can someone advise me as to what I am doing wrong?

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