I understand to create a new xterm with 1000 buffer size I can do xterm -sl 1000 &. How would I do this by default for all xterms? If this cannot be done, how do I do it for the current xterm? It looks like I need to use XTerm*saveLines: 1000 in a file, but which file do I use and do I need to do anything after writing that file?
I have tried
XTerm*saveLines: 5000 in .Xresources and .Xdefaults (and at the same time in both files), but no change in behaviour. Do I need to resource or restart anything? I am running on a VNC if that changes anything.