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I have a java lstlisting and it is too big and does not mach a single page.

Is there any way to specify font for specific listing, not all listings in document?

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You can set the option directly with the lstlisting environment option basicstyle

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{listings}
\begin{document}
\begin{lstlisting}[
    basicstyle=\tiny, %or \small or \footnotesize etc.
]
int isJava = 1;
\end{lstlisting}
\end{document}

See also this answer

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The best way to do this is by using the lstdefinestyle functionality which is built into the listings package. Encapsulate your style as follows (I've used a crummy MATLAB style definition as an example):

\lstdefinestyle{myCustomMatlabStyle}{
  language=Matlab,
  numbers=left,
  stepnumber=1,
  numbersep=10pt,
  tabsize=4,
  showspaces=false,
  showstringspaces=false
}

Then, use it like so:

% A "large" listing
\lstset{basicstyle=\large,style=myCustomMatlabStyle}

\begin{lstlisting}
...
\end{lstlisting}

% A "tiny" listing
\lstset{basicstyle=\tiny,style=myCustomMatlabStyle}

\begin{lstlisting}
...
\end{lstlisting}

The results of the two different lstlisting's will be different sizes, as set by your basicstyle command.

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Be careful with \lstset, though; its effects are global. –  Jubobs May 25 at 8:42

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