Tried reading TFM? Page 102 to be exact (of the version I have at
least). If you don't have it handy, here's the example it gives:
% cat >> ~/.Xresources
cobol*title: "Life is Misery"
% xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources
% xterm -name cobol
Note that the resource names for the foreground and background colours
are "foreground" and "background" (funnily enough). Note also that the
personal resource file loaded up when you start X may be ~/.Xdefaults if
you are using the default OpenWindows setup.
-- Dennis Clark | Keep it simple: (a.k.a. DeeBugger) | as simple as possible, firstname.lastname@example.org | but no simpler. Phone: +61 2 817 2310 | - A. Einstein