# Emphasize line in minted code

Is there a way to stress/emphasize a line (or part of it for that matter) in minted code?

The listings package has the moredelim-option for that purpose.

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This is possible by the correct setting of pygmentize. The package minted doesn't format the code that the task of pygmentize. –  Marco Daniel Apr 17 '12 at 12:27
Ok thanks, i've found the option hl_lines for pygmentize. Is there a way to pass this to pygmentize when starting a code block? –  sschober Apr 17 '12 at 12:37
Not really. You can create your own new key. –  Marco Daniel Apr 17 '12 at 12:46
Could you elaborate a little, i don't know what you're suggesting. What do you mean by "key"? –  sschober Apr 17 '12 at 12:51
Pygmentize doesn’t support the hl_lines option for the LaTeX formatter, and by extension, neither does minted, sorry. It wouldn’t help either to include this key in minted – Pygments would just ignore it. –  Konrad Rudolph Apr 17 '12 at 13:04
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As Konrad Rudolph pointed out you can't expand pygmentize with the option \hl_lines.

Pygmentize doesn’t support the hl_lines option for the LaTeX formatter, and by extension, neither does minted, sorry.

I have another suggestion. You can use tikz to emphasize special lines.

Here the code:

\documentclass[letterpaper, 10pt]{article}
\usepackage[margin=1in]{geometry}
\usepackage{minted}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\def\theFancyVerbLine{%
\rmfamily\tiny\arabic{FancyVerbLine}%
{\tikz[remember picture,overlay]\node(minted-\arabic{FancyVerbLine}){};}%
}

\begin{document}

\begin{minted}[linenos]{bash}
#!/bin/bash
SOURCE="${BASH_SOURCE[0]}" while [ -h "$SOURCE" ] ; do SOURCE="$(readlink "$SOURCE")"; done
DIR="$( cd "$( dirname "${BASH_SOURCE[0]}" )" && cd -P "$( dirname "$SOURCE" )" && pwd )" java -jar "$DIR/arara.jar" \$*
\end{minted}

\tikz[remember picture,overlay]\draw[fill=yellow,opacity=0.2] ([yshift=-0.05cm,xshift=0.3cm]minted-2) rectangle ([yshift=0.35cm,xshift=5.5cm]minted-2);

\end{document}


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Hey, i like this idea! A little syntactic sugar in form of a generic command might be convenient. I defined a new command, which takes a single argument and interprets that as the lineno. Just need a way to figure out the width... –  sschober Apr 17 '12 at 15:10
@sschober: This is related to fancyvrb. The environment of the code is provided by this package. –  Marco Daniel Apr 17 '12 at 16:09
Yay, arara! Thanks Marco! :) –  Paulo Cereda Apr 17 '12 at 22:08
@Marco: Thx, I'll look into fancyvrb then... –  sschober Apr 18 '12 at 10:25