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Old 08-09-2004, 01:10 AM   #1
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[Vim] enable features

In vim some of the features are not enabled by default. Like, Perl, tk, ruby etc.

"vim --version" shows which features are not enabled by default. I was wondering how to enable these features.


Output of "vim --version" --

VIM - Vi IMproved 6.2 (2003 Jun 1, compiled Mar 23 2004 22:52:34)
Included patches: 1-318
Compiled by
Normal version with GTK GUI. Features included (+) or not (-):
-arabic +autocmd +balloon_eval +browse +builtin_terms +byte_offset +cindent
+clientserver +clipboard +cmdline_compl +cmdline_hist +cmdline_info +comments
+cryptv -cscope +dialog_con_gui +diff +digraphs +dnd -ebcdic -emacs_tags +eval
+ex_extra +extra_search -farsi +file_in_path +find_in_path +folding -footer
+fork() +gettext -hangul_input +iconv +insert_expand +jumplist -keymap -langmap
+libcall +linebreak +lispindent +listcmds +localmap +menu +mksession
+modify_fname +mouse +mouseshape -mouse_dec -mouse_gpm -mouse_jsbterm
-mouse_netterm +mouse_xterm +multi_byte +multi_lang +netbeans_intg -osfiletype
+path_extra -perl +postscript +printer -python +quickfix -rightleft -ruby
+scrollbind +signs +smartindent -sniff +statusline -sun_workshop +syntax
+tag_binary +tag_old_static -tag_any_white -tcl +terminfo +termresponse
+textobjects +title +toolbar +user_commands +vertsplit +virtualedit +visual
+visualextra +viminfo +vreplace +wildignore +wildmenu +windows +writebackup
+X11 +xfontset +xim +xsmp_interact +xterm_clipboard -xterm_save
system vimrc file: "$VIM/vimrc"
user vimrc file: "$HOME/.vimrc"
user exrc file: "$HOME/.exrc"
system gvimrc file: "$VIM/gvimrc"
user gvimrc file: "$HOME/.gvimrc"
system menu file: "$VIMRUNTIME/menu.vim"
fall-back for $VIM: "/usr/local/share/vim"
Compilation: cc -c -I. -Iproto -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -DFEAT_GUI_GTK -I/usr/local/include/gtk-1.2 -I/usr/local/include/glib-1.2 -I/usr/X11R6/include -I/usr/local/include -O2 -pipe -I/usr/X11R6/include
Linking: cc -L/usr/X11R6/lib -L/usr/local/lib -o vim -L/usr/local/lib -L/usr/X11R6/lib -lgtk -lgdk -Wl,-E -lgmodule -lglib -lintl -lXi -lXext -lm -lXt -lcurses -lintl
Old 08-09-2004, 11:30 AM   #2
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IF your compiling this from source use this flag when you configure it

Old 08-09-2004, 01:21 PM   #3
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Open vim on a blank page, and enter :help <enter> (note that's colon help). That will get you into the vim online user's and reference manuals. Just scroll down until you find the topic of interest. It has a section on enabling features.


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