does rxvt really read /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults/Rxvt as stated in cygwin documentation?

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does rxvt really read /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults/Rxvt as stated in cygwin documentation?

Elizabeth Grace Frank-Backman
In the rxvt documentation shipped with cygwin (as presented by 'man
rxvt') it claims I can set system-wide defaults in a file in a file
named /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults/Rxvt. I've been trying to do that
but rxvt seems to completely ignore the contents of such a file.  If,
however, the same file contents are placed in ~/.Xdefaults it reads them
fine.

Is this documentation correct?
I'm having no luck with getting rxvt to read
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults.

We do need some sort of system level default  because we are configuring
end user laptops with cygwin - we want a reasonable default set up but
we also want to let the knowledgable user override it - the easiest way
is to have two configuration files - one that gets updated by systems
scripts and one the user maintains.  We would like to reserve
~/.Xdefaults for the user's customizations.

It doesn't appear to be a start up issue.  No matter whether I launch
rxvt from a shortcut (e.g. starting in XP land and moving into the world
of cygwin) or if I start in a bash shell and enter rxvt at the prompt I
have the same problem.  (N.B. in both cases DISPLAY=:0)


rxvt -h produces the following result:

Rxvt v2.7.10 - released: 26 MARCH 2003
Options:
XPM,transparent,utmp,menubar,multichar_languages,scrollbars=rxvt+NeXT+xterm,frills,linespace,.Xdefaults
Usage: rxvt [-help] [--help]
[-display string] [-tn string] [-geometry geometry] [-C] [-iconic] [-/+rv]
[-/+ls] [-/+j] [-/+sb] [-/+sr] [-/+st] [-/+si] [-/+sk] [-/+sw] [-/+ip]
[-/+ipf] [-/+ut] [-/+vb] [-/+mcc] [-/+tcw] [-bg color] [-fg color]
[-ufbg color] [-pixmap file[;geom]] [-fb fontname] [-fn fontname]
[-fm fontname] [-km mode] [-name string] [-title string] [-n string]
[-cr color] [-pr color] [-bd color] [-sl number] [-w number] [-b number]
[-lsp number] [-sbt number] [-mod modifier] [-xrm string]
[-e command arg ...]


beth



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