This is nothing more exciting than a color scheme for my terminal emulators and the applications running within them.


This .Xresources file's contents started out as the .Xresources example from Ethan Schoonover's Solarized color scheme project, which is subject to copyright:

Copyright (c) 2011 Ethan Schoonover

As of this writing, Solarized is distributed under the MIT/X11 License, though it is not clear that license heritability or Schoonover's copyright would actually apply to this modified .Xresources file itself. Just in case, I'm including the MIT/X11 license with this project. See LICENSE for details.


To use this file:

  • Copy it to ~/.Xresources, or insert its contents into that file if it already exists.

  • To start using these settings immediately, execute the following command:

    xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources

  • Add a line to your .xinitrc file (if you are not using a desktop environment that will automatically pick up changes to your .Xresources file) that looks like the above command.


I would be happy to hear about improvements you have made, and perhaps incorporate them into my Dimmerize .Xresources file here if I like them. Feel free to use the mechanisms offered by Bitbucket to inform me of such improvements.