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I don't see a ./configure option for +clientserver specifically. How do I enable it?

I'm on OS X (Lion). From some googling, it sounds like +clientserver requires an X server, but my MacVim installation has it, despite no X server, and the author of this post uses it purely in the terminal.

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+clientserver requires some form of IPC to discover the server and send commands to it.

On Unix, Vim uses X11 (the GUI feature) for this – the author of that post does mention that they are using Vim inside urxvt, an X11 terminal.

On OS X, the MacVim fork additionally has support for "distributed objects", an OS X-specific concept. Again, this requires GUI support to be enabled.

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congrats on 50k rep, @grawity! –  Sathya Apr 3 '12 at 11:04
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