Most of the standard command line options determine the appearance of a client's window. They specify the background color (-bg), the foreground color (-fg), the border color (-bd) and the border width (-bw) in pixels. The colors you assign must be available from the color database.
For example, to start a scoterm client so it
uses yellow characters on a navy background, you would
enter the following command:
scoterm -bg navy -fg yellow &
If a color name includes embedded space, you must include
the color name in quotes. For example, to specify light
blue as the background for scoterm, you would
scoterm -bg "light blue" &
The -rv option specifies that the client should reverse the colors that were defined for the background and foreground resources.