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If I look in the documentation for Vim, it lists the compilable features, but: this list shows the feature as the help output, not how the feature is actually configured during the build. For example, it lists:

+cscope

but to actually compile this feature, you use a different switch:

--enable-cscope

How can I get documentation on the actual switches?

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To configure the build the script configure in the root of the source tree is used. This script supports the option --help. It will print the available options with explanation.

So: cd to the root of the source tree and run:

$ ./configure --help
`configure' configures this package to adapt to many kinds of systems.

Usage: auto/configure [OPTION]... [VAR=VALUE]...

...
  --enable-cscope         Include cscope interface.
  --enable-workshop       Include Sun Visual Workshop support.
  --disable-netbeans      Disable NetBeans integration support.
  --disable-channel       Disable process communication support.
  --enable-terminal       Enable terminal emulation support.
...

Note: Output is about 150 lines.

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