{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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Listings package not correctly showing PHP strings

I'm trying to display some PHP code in a LaTeX document using the listings package. Other languages appear fine (HTML for instance) but PHP seems to be ignoring any strings within the code. The rest ...
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How to highlight Python syntax in LaTeX Listings \lstinputlistings command

I am using package listings to import my Python source code into my LaTeX document. I use the command \lstinputlistings. I have a Python source like class MyClass(Yourclass): def __init__(self, ...
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Manual highlight of TeX code in a verbatim environment

Friends, I'm stuck with a unusual situation: I'm trying to highlight specific words of a TeX code inside a verbatim environment. I know listings can help me by defining a set of keywords, but in this ...
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How can I highlight YAML code in a pretty way with listings?

I'm trying to highlight simple YAML (the markup language, not the CSS framework) code. I know that there is a solution using pygments and minted, however, I would prefer a solution with ...
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How do I prevent conflicts between accsupp and hyperref?

This question is related to the answer to the question Is there a LaTeX trick to prevent a PDF viewer from copying the line number? Unless you turn hyperref off, the following MWE ...
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lstlisting line wrapping

How is it possible to let lstlisting wrap lines? I've troubles with following block: \begin{lstlisting}[language=java] public class MeasureStationControllerV0Test { MeasureStationControllerV0 ...
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Adding C++ code in Latex

So I am adding some C++ code snippets in my document using \lstset {language=C++} \begin{lstlisting} for (int i=0; i<iterations;i++) { do something } \end{lstlisting} My issue is that the font ...
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How can I redefine my macro to accept a charcode instead of a character?

I recently posted this answer to How to highlight all words of the form [0-9][A-Za-z0-9]* immediately following an equal sign?. It works, but it suffers from (a lot) of code duplication. What I have ...
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How to remove the leading unnecessary white spaces when using linerange option?

To be honest, I am looking for people who already read the listings documentation completely. If those people also cannot solve it, then the documentation does not mention anything about it. Sorry for ...
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How to insert code with accents with listings?

I'm trying to insert source code in LaTeX with using listings, but my code has accents and pdflatex gives me this error: Unicode char \u8:�\expandafter not set up for use with LaTeX. This is a code ...
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Can the listings package automatically indent source code?

The listings package automatically highlights keywords in source code and makes it look nice. Is it possible to automatically indent the program? For example, in listings, if the following code is ...
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Splitting a float with code listings

Using the floats and listings packages, I have defined a float for code listings and a shortcut for using it as follows: \usepackage{floats} \usepackage{listings} ...
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lstlisting: how to set code color and frame color

I am using lstlisting to show some code in my PDF. The problem is that when I use: basicstyle=\fontfamily{pcr}\selectfont\footnotesize\color{red}, to change the code color (not only the language ...
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Double-column listing package

Not too well up on LaTeX, but I want to use the listings package for listings spanning a two-column format. Unfortunately, asterisks cannot save me (like for figures/tables); this doesn't work: ...
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Is there a possibility to make reference to the line in the lstlisting environment?

I was wondering if it is possible to refer to the lines of the code enclosed in lstlisting environment rather than just manually write a number of the line I want to describe. I have never met with ...
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Rename “Algorithm” to “Listing”

Background Syntax-highlighted source code image listings are being used as Algorithm floats with the lst: prefix for captions. Problem The following LaTeX code in the preamble renames the caption ...
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How to deal with very long lines that do not contain spaces?

I have a problem with a lstlisting environment. I want to use it for displaying several very long lines that can not be reformatted. Independently of the option breakatwhitespace=true or false my ...
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Scaling inline code to the current font size

Edit: Don't even bother reading the question. Just jump straight to Heiko Oberdiek's answer :) With the listings package, typesetting listings in some absolute font size is very easy; all you have to ...
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Escaping from the escaping hell

Given the following MWE, where the argument for the code function contains an underscore: \documentclass [11pt,oneside,onecolumn]{article} \usepackage{listings} \usepackage{filecontents} ...
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How to extend the \lstinputlisting command

With the answer from autogobble for lstinputlistings I've managed to create a command that gobbles \lstinputlisting and makes firstnumber to start by firstline. I would like to rewrite it as a ...
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Is there a good definition for highlighting PHP code in listings?

Does someone have a good definition for highlighting PHP code with the listings package?
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\newenvironment fails with special listings environment

I want to use the showexpl, but define a new environment with predefined settings. But all I get is an emergency stop. \documentclass{scrbook} \RequirePackage{showexpl} ...
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How to prevent beamer from removing the tab alignment of lstlisting?

I want to show my C# code snippet on the presentation slides using beamer. Because the code is long, I set the frame to be breakable using the frame option allowframebreaks. The code now can be shown ...
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How to define different spaces below float and non float listing?

I am using listings from the listings-package. I'm having a problem with spaces below the listings. I use both, float- with h and non-float listings. The problem now is, that the spaces below the ...
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How can I define additional literate replacements without deleting existing ones?

I'm trying to improve some language definitions that ship with listings. Those improvements consists in, among other things, a number of literate replacements (see subsection 5.4 of the listings ...
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Strange interaction between listings and sections

Consider this example: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{listings} \lstnewenvironment{shell}{}{} %\usepackage{verbatim} %\let\shell\verbatim %\let\endshell\endverbatim \begin{document} ...
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listings bug: space after literate replacement lost with spaceflexible/fullflexible columns

Problem with space being lost in listings immediately after a literate replacement when using columns=spaceflexible or columns=fullflexible (appears correctly with columns=flexible). A small example ...
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How can I ensure that a listing is not going to be split?

How can I ensure that a listing is not going to be split? If it is going to be split I want that the entire listing to move to the following page, effectively moving everything at pass. I mean any ...
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listings with background color and mathescape broken

I have a listings environment in my document with backgroundcolor=\color{grey} to get a nice grey background and mathescape=true for using math symbols. However when using the \vdots command inside a ...
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autogobble for lstinputlistings

In the manual for listings it says that gobble has no effect for lstinputlistings. Since the manual is about four years old now and after reading How to automatically skip leading white spaces in ...
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How to refer to the count value of number of lines in a lstlisting

I need to refer to to the count value of the number of lines in a listing. Is there a way to do that ? \lstinputlisting[caption={SPARQL query used...},label={lst:sqry}]{codes/sparql_query.sparql} ...
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Line breaks in listings

Is there a way like wrap the line after at most 60 letters but it should not break inside some commands like listings does? Example: \documentclass[a5paper]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Listing with background color not line breaking correctly

I'm working on a project where I want to display an amino acid sequence. I want to let tex decide where to put the line breaks, but it doesn't seem to work in conjunction with highlighting certain ...
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How to insert a keyword with accents (extendedchars) in listings

This is what I would like to do: morekeywords={SENÃO, ENTÃO, FAÇA, ATÉ, ENQUANTO, PARA, SE, DECLARA, DECLARE, E, OU, FIM_ENQUANTO, FIM_PARA} I'm defining a new language, and I would like to use ...
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Different background colors for lstinline

In the following code, I've decided to use the code from Colored background in inline listings so as to redefine \verb to have the possibility to use colors for the text and the background of the ...
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Fixed Width Font with LTXexample environment

Not sure why this problem has eluded me but I can't seem to get fixed width font in the code portion. I thought that this question on how to change code font would do the trick but it doesn't for me. ...
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How to tweak the LOF and LOT without using any packages?

The list of figures/tables in default book class looks like: Default looking: List of Figures 1.1 Snapshots .................. 2 1.2 Snapshots .................. 4 1.3 Snapshots ...
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cleveref + listings

\documentclass{scrbook} \usepackage{listings} \usepackage{cleveref} \begin{document} Ref: \ref{test}. Cref: \cref{test}. \begin{lstlisting}[caption={Test},label={test}] test \end{lstlisting} ...
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Suppress line numbering for specific lines in listings package

I would like to suppress the line numbering for specific lines in listings package by identifying the specific lines using some kind of command.
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Multicolumn listing for comparison in LaTeX

I have some C code that I want to insert in a LaTeX document using a listing. I also want to display its translation to assembly code. I don't know how to display those two kind of codes in a ...
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Change caption style of listings package without “caption” package

Is there a way to change style of a caption in listings without the caption package (make it smaller and non-bold)? I am using \lstnewenvironment to create my own customized environment and then use ...
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lstlistings does not work in a slide

I am writing a slide. I want to use lstlisting \documentclass[10pt]{beamer} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{lmodern} ...
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How to embed special markers into the code listing that will mark certain parts of code to be colored using a custom scheme?

I would like to color my C# code listings as Visual Studio does. However, all language definitions that I found so far only color the keywords and not the user types. I understand that it requires ...
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Listings line numbers that match the linerange specification

This is a follow-up question to First line number in lstinputlisting environment. Consider the MWE: \documentclass{article} %\usepackage{etoolbox}% http://ctan.org/pkg/etoolbox ...
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Background images for code listings

I've been searching around but I can't find any info for adding an image background for my code listing using the listings package. Is there a way to do this?
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Listings: text highlighting based on prefix

How can I apply different styles to keywords depending on their prefix? Here is some sample code: (-2,0,0) (2,1,1) op-registerbox !box1 ;box1 /Blue op-setproperties I'd like to typeset words ...
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Narrow underscore in listings package

I've been using the listings package for a while, but have only recently noticed that the underscore is rendered with less width than the other characters. I'm working on some code snippets now which ...
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How to avoid that listings are interrupted by floats?

And again I have another problem I just can't figure out. I defined a listing with some XML code: \begin{lstlisting}[captionpos=b, caption=XML detection strategy for Refused Parent Bequest, ...
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Listing, zebra effect and broken lines

In Creating a zebra effect using listings, I've found one solution to produce a zebra effect for listing. Unfortunately, this only works if the lines are not broken. Is there a way to fix this? Here ...
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How can I define multiple identifier classes and styles in listings?

I'm trying to add different styles (color, etc.) to different groups of words in the listings package. Note that my question is different from How can I use multiple declarations (\textbf, \emph) in ...