{listings} is a package that extends LaTeX's {verbatim} features. A variety of syntax highlighting options are available. For general questions about {verbatim} or {highlighting} use the respective tag. For the unrelated concept of list structures, use {lists} instead.

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set the font family for lstlisting

I have the following set up for my listings : \lstset{basicstyle=\footnotesize,breaklines=true} \lstset{framextopmargin=50pt,frame=bottomline} I would like to change the font family to Courier. ...
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Using bold/italic text inside listings?

How can I use bold text inside a code listing? I wanted to make some parts of the code bold.
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Phantom spaces in listings (pdf)

I have a problem with SQL code in a PDF document. For code representation I'm using the listings package. Everything works perfect until I copy-paste that code from the created PDF document. I get ...
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How to make listings code indentation remain unchanged when copied from PDF?

So I am using listings package for code examples. But there is a problem. When I copy the code examples from the final PDF document, they are usually not the same - the indentation is gone, there are ...
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Styling a lstlisting caption using caption package

I'd like to style a caption in a specific way, but I can't seem to figure out the proper settings to do so. First off, I'd like to change the label from "Listing" to "Algorithm" when I use ...
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lstlisting in two columns

I would like to have two listings, side by side. They have approximately the same length, therefore I don't care about how it's layed out if one part is longer. I tried \begin{minipage}{\textwidth} ...
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Typesetting LaTeX Source Code with the listings package

I am writing some documentation for a LaTeX package, in which I am going to be including some example LaTeX code. What is the best way to typeset that code? I know I could just use verbatim, but it ...
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Center caption in listing

I want to put the caption of my listing in the center but I can't do that. Do you have any idea how I could achieve this? The code: \documentclass{report} \usepackage{color} \usepackage{xcolor} ...
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In the minted package, how do I enforce straight single quotes?

Basically I want \mint{python}|'banana'| to produce straight single quotes, rather than the curly ones it normally produces (in pdflatex).
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Escaping in \lstinline

There are several options for escaping LaTeX code in the lstlisting-environment. But this doesn't seem to work in \lstinline. I'd like to do something like this: ...
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How can I get straight double quotes in listings?

My question is related to the following two How to have straight single quotes in lstlistings In the minted package, how do I enforce straight single quotes? but I'm specifically asking about ...
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Customizing the list of listings generated by \lstlistoflistings?

I'm using listings in my document, and its command \lstlistoflistings to generate the list of listings. The problem is that I've customized all the other lists (TOC, LOF and LOT). More precisely, I've ...
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Bottom frame of listing appears on top of the next page

As the title says. I use, among other things, the following in my lstset: framerule=1pt, frame=tblr Some places a page break happens in the middle of my \lstlisting. Fine. But sometimes the whole ...
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Including XML file into LaTeX

I am using LaTeX for very first time and have very basic knowledge about it. I am using the template from here to write my thesis. I am using Ubuntu 12.04. When I try to include a small XML file in ...
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Listings package does not break

The following code does not break even though the breaklines and breakatwhitespace is set: \lstset{ language=XML, numbers=left, numberstyle=\tiny\color{gray}, stepnumber=1, ...
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How to color digits with the listings package

For my project, I've been using the listings package in order to color the keywords, comments, strings, and digits in the code. The thing is, I've managed to color the keywords, comments and strings, ...
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listing package: colored numbers, but not colored in variable names

How to format all numbers in a different color has been discussed in this post. However, this also colors numbers that are part of a variable name. Is there an option to avoid that? ...
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How to prevent lstlisting from splitting code between pages?

Is it possible to prevent lstlisting from splitting a code between pages if it does not fit on one page? Instead splitting I would like to have the code on the next page. I tried to put all ...
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Colored strings by listings package

I'm trying to type my C++ homework by LaTeX in order to prepare it as a pdf file. I want to have my keywords in blue, my numbers in violet and my strings in reddish brown. I could do the two first by ...
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How to align comments with lstlistings?

I am using listings with these settings: \lstset{language=C++,basicstyle=\small\sffamily, numbers=none, frame=tb, columns=fullflexible, showstringspaces=false } I like the proportionally ...
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How to format an inline source code

I have a document where I quiet often refer to source code element, such as class names, I wanted to format these strings differently, but at the beginning I didn't want to fiddle with various options ...
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tcolorbox - list of listings?

In a book with figures, tables and listings, I figured out that all listings and some tables and figures look better when presented in a tcolorbox. The book has the usual tables of contents: ...
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Any way to show LaTeX example code *and* execute it? [duplicate]

In (La)TeX documentation and tutorials, it is common to show a snippet of code next to the output it generates. It might be two minipages side by side, or a code listing followed by boxed output, or ...
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How to automatically include command line session output in documents?

When I write documents that contain source code examples and snippets the listings package is a great solution to include such things. Especially with the \lstinputlisting command and ...
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How to accept three different languages on lstlisting

How to accept three language different? \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[brazil]{babel} \usepackage{xcolor,tikz} \usepackage{showexpl} % exibe ...
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Using \lstinputlisting to include a file but only certain lines or line ranges

I wanted to tidy up a TeX document and was curious if you can use \lstinputlisting or a similar function to include a certain part of a source-code file. Example, I have a 500 or so line source file ...
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Highlighting line ranges in a lstlisting: partial solution, but expansion issues

In my quest for a better solution for How to change appearance of a particular line when using \lstincludelisting, I came across the linebackground= option Martin Scharrer added to the listings ...
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How to show a hint when lstlisting is breaking page?

I use inline lstlisting-blocks with caption. I have several listings that are running over more than one page or starting at the end of a page. Now I want to place a hint for the readers, that the ...
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How can I put lstlisting block into subfloat block?

I'm trying to compile my document but it's exploding. I've narrowed it down to this section: \begin{figure}[h] \caption{These are my awesome code snippets} \subfloat[This code runs every cycle.]{ ...
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How can I get lines to break automatically using the LaTeX listings package?

I am using the listings package to include sample Perl source code in LaTeX. I included the package with \usepackage{listings}, and used the following code: \lstset{language=Perl} ...
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How can I make lstlisting look exactly like verbatim?

I like the way the verbatim environment looks, and I want to make my lstlistings look like it. I've tried setting the basic style to \ttfamily, but the letter kerning and line spacing seem to be ...
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lstlisting in a newenvironment

I have a problem with the lstlisting package. I want to define an \newenvironment with one obligatory parameter, which will be the caption name for the lstlisting. I will also have other lstlisting ...
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In listings, how to show referenced linenumbers instead of standard ascending linenumbers

I'm just writing on my master thesis and have a (specific) problem with lstlisting package in LaTeX. I'm referring to the Random.class-file in Java and only want to print some specific line-ranges, ...
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How to highlight operators and brackets in a C listing?

How can I apply a certain style to C (or, well, any other programming language) operators? So that when I write \begin{lstlistings}[language=C++] int i = 0; if(i > 1) { // do ...
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tcolorbox listing error using beamers begin{frame}

I've just started using the tcolorbox package for slides for a LaTeX course. It works nicely to box LaTeX code, interacting with the listings package. However, I ran into trouble when I tried to make ...
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Background overflows when using rounded corners for listings (package: `listings`)

I'm using listings to list code in my document, and I want the code to be displayed in a frame with rounded corners and a grey background color. But the background overflows the frame, as if the frame ...
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Minus signs vanish with listings and breqn - any solutions?

When using listings and breqn, the minus signs (or dashes, according to the unix.SX site then there's some controversy about which it is) disappear from code listing. Here's an example: ...
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How to use showexpl with an external class?

The showexpl package defines LTXexample environment which allows to define a latex code and shows its result side by side. The problem is that it uses the same document class where the LaTeX code is ...
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UTF8 for listings

With German umlauts I have to define these characters (Typesetting UTF8 listings with German Umlaute) and the following MWE is working: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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listings in a footnote

This code won't compile: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{listings} \lstset{ language=C, basicstyle=\small } \begin{document} lorem ipsum\footnote{% \begin{lstlisting} // some C code or ...
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Listings package: How to highlight math operators?

I am using the listings package to include GAUSS code to Latex. E.g. like this: \lstset{ emph={proc,retp,endp,local}, emphstyle=\color{blue}\textbf, emph={[2]=,.^,./,=}, emphstyle={[2]\color{red}} } ...
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Listings language definition keyword suffixes

I'm trying to create a listings language definition for ARM assembly and many of the instructions have prefixes/suffixes (i.e. BGT, BLE, BNE, BEQ branch instructions). Is there a way to define B with ...
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Bad Character code (256)/ \select@language{greek}

I was trying to install minted package in TeXLive. I installed it and then run sudo tlmgr update --all. It was running slow so I stopped it using Ctrl+Z in an ubuntu terminal and then I run sudo tlmgr ...
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Can the listings package be set up to highlight Prolog code like minted does?

I am interested to know how listings can be customized to mimic the Pygments's Prolog lexer (i.e. make Prolog code represented by listings look the same as it is done with minted) I previously asked ...
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Package Listings Warning: Text dropped after begin of listing when calling function

I'm trying to this: \newcommand{\code}[1] {\begin{lstlisting} {#1} \end{lstlisting} } But I keep getting this error: Package Listings Warning: Text dropped after begin of listing I'm calling ...
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Problem with lstlisting in beamer… What am I doing wrong?

I am trying to to put an lstlisting environment in the left column, but I'm getting errors. Are lstlisting and the columns environment in beamer incompatible? Or is it something else? ...
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Tabs vs spaces in listings: what's the difference and should I care?

This is a follow-up question to Problem with Listings package concerning line breaking and wrong alignment. Why do I experience problems when I copy and paste code inside the lstlisting environment? ...
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error with LuaLaTeX, lstinputlisting and an extension-less file

I'm having troubles with LuaLaTeX and the listings package: the former doesn't seem to accept me performing \lstinputlisting on a filename that doesn't have an extension. Minimal example: Makefile: ...
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Can the listings package highlight by regexp?

I'm trying to typeset SuperCollider code using the listings package. Any "freestanding" identifiers that begin with a capital letter are class names, and should be highlighted; by "freestanding", I ...
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Indent content of verbatim / lstlisting environment relative to containing environment

I want the content of \verbatim to be indented relative to the actual indent of \verbatim, not the exact number of spaces. For example, I like to indent at sections to make the LaTeX source more ...