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I have some listings that contain pseudo-code of algorithms. And I use this: \lstset{caption={Descriptive Caption Text},label=DescriptiveLabel} to add captions to them.

My problem is that the caption at the created file shows Listing 1: Descriptive Caption Text. I would like it to write something like Algorithm 1: Descriptive Caption Text.

How can this be done?

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Related: Rename “Algorithm” to “Listing” –  Werner Jul 26 '12 at 23:15
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The following modifications are what you're after:

\renewcommand{\lstlistingname}{Algorithm}% Listing -> Algorithm
\renewcommand{\lstlistlistingname}{List of \lstlistingname s}% List of Listings -> List of Algorithms

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\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{listings}% http://ctan.org/pkg/listings
\renewcommand{\lstlistingname}{Algorithm}% Listing -> Algorithm
\renewcommand{\lstlistlistingname}{List of \lstlistingname s}% List of Listings -> List of Algorithms
\begin{document}
\lstlistoflistings

\begin{lstlisting}[caption={Descriptive Caption Text},label=DescriptiveLabel]
for i:=maxint to 0 do
begin
{ do nothing }
end;
Write('Case insensitive ');
WritE('Pascal keywords.');
\end{lstlisting}

\end{document}​

The example was taken directly from the listings documentation.

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