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Does anybody know a working example, where a source code line is reference in minted? I have not found any help till now how to do this?

    bla bla bla bla ;   \label{myline}

The above does not work, unfortunately, there is not commandchars or excape for latex commands only for math?

Thanks for any help!!

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Keep in mind that minted now is the recommended package for using pygments. – koppor Oct 7 at 5:57

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Use mathescape, then put your \label in math mode in a comment:

\begin{minted}[linenos=true, mathescape]{c++}
    i = i + 1 ;  
    j = j + 1 ; // The important line $\label{myline}$
    k = k + 1 ;
The important line is line \ref{myline}.
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cool :-)! works! – Gabriel Aug 8 '11 at 10:07
Yes, it works for me too but not as well as desired. It inserts right line number as link but this link points to whole listing, not a mentioned line. Anyway you should accept this answer. – Kirill May 10 '12 at 11:18
Is it correct that there's no way (with mathescape) to specify a label without requiring a comment symbol? – Mark Apr 22 at 19:11
@Mark Unfortunately I think this will require editing the relevant Pygments lexer – everything gets taken over to Pygments before LaTeX has a chance to edit bits out. Incidentally you can use the texcomments option instead of mathescape to avoid having to put the \label in math mode. – Ant Apr 23 at 21:09
Works at c++, doesn't work for xml language. – koppor Oct 7 at 10:06

I do not think you can refer to a single line of code. You can however embed the minted call in a listing environment and refer to that listing:

    bla bla bla bla ;   \label{myline}
  \caption{My nice listing}

In line~2 of listing \ref{lst:nice_listing}, we can see that...
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With listings you can refer to a single line of the code. I'd be amazed if minted couldn't do the same. – Seamus Aug 5 '11 at 12:53
@Seamus: as a matter of fact, it's not mentioned in the documentation at least. – ℝaphink Aug 5 '11 at 12:56
yes I just looked. I am amazed. As I said I would be... – Seamus Aug 5 '11 at 13:03
@Seamus How do you refer to a single line in listings? Thanks! – Alenanno Nov 2 '13 at 22:57
@Alenanno look at my answer to this question. – Seamus Nov 4 '13 at 12:01

If you are happy to change from minted to listings then it is possible as this example shows:

  def foo
    while do bar(*\label{line}*)
As we can see in line \ref{line}

Unfortunately, this means a lot more work to get nice colourful syntax highlighting. escapeinside defines a way to escape the verbatim environment and have what's inside the (* and *) actually read by TeX...

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So it's a choice between nice colors and line references... or patching the package for everybody's benefit! – ℝaphink Aug 5 '11 at 13:11

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