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I am writing a long report and I need to include some codes I programed. I would like present my code with coloration, as we can have in some text editor (and not using verbatim).

I need the coloration mode for two kind of languages (coloration given can be totally different, no problem with that):

  • Bash language
  • (Java language)<= Already have it, thanks!

Thank you in advance for your help.

*concerning the coloration itself, we can consider as simple example linux text editor.

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up vote 8 down vote accepted

Not contradicting anything in JoG's answer:



\begin{lstlisting}[language=Java,caption={Java version}]
public class HelloWorld {
   // Here's the main class
   public static void main(String[] args) {
       System.out.println("Hello, world!");

\begin{lstlisting}[language=bash,caption={bash version}]
echo "Hello, world!"


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for java i use the listings package with following style:


which i then use like

\begin{lstlisting}[float,style=Java,caption={Correct Logging example},label=lst:logging]
  private static final Log log = LogFactory.getLog(MyClass.class);

  public void doSomeStuff(Stuff stuff) throws StuffException {
      checkNotNull(stuff,"stuff should not be null");
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Welcome to TeX.sx! Can you turn your code snippets into a complete minimal working example (MWE)? Again, welcome and we look forward for more of your contributions to the TeX.sx. –  hpesoj626 Jan 4 '13 at 11:46
listings also supports bash and several other languages. –  marczellm Jan 4 '13 at 12:04
@marczellm Indeed, the OP should use sh as the language because Java isn't appropriate and it's the best alternative to using bash. –  Marc van Dongen Jan 4 '13 at 13:16
@MarcvanDongen Ermmm... what? –  marczellm Jan 4 '13 at 13:24
@JoG:Thanks for Java it's working well, but what about bash and some special chars (like $) etc. –  user23710 Jan 4 '13 at 13:40

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