{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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How to use different lstset settings for listings?

I would like to specify two different lstset settings in one latex file: one for java code, one for html. Is this somehow possible? The solution of ...
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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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Two code blocks working syncronously

I need two code blocks in my beamer frame. One will be the code and other will be the output for each line of code. I want to uncover each code line and corresponding output line. So, first it will ...
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How to add listings environment to DTX files

I am working on my first DTX file and want to add a code example, which shall be printed with listings. This works so far, but since the documentation is commented the listings code is using a full ...
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Package to indent and syntax highlight C++ code

I am looking for a package to have an environment for C++ source code, with options for syntax highlighting, automatic indentation, proper multipage behavior, etc. I read something about the listings ...
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Listing language for “screen session”

I am writing a set of tutorial documents on some command-line based tools. This tutorials need to show a "screen session". Something along the lines of: $ git status # on branch "master" I want to ...
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Grouping the list of listings by chapter

I am using the listings package. I want to print out a list of listings, which I can do. The thing is that in the other listings the typesetter "groups" figures/tables by chapter. Is it possible to ...
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How can I preclude copying & pasting of listings?

When I include code snippets in my documents, my lazier readers, i.e. students :), are often tempted to just copy and paste those snippets instead of typing them themselves. However, there are risks ...
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Placing listing and figure side by side in memoir

I am writing a document using the memoir class where I want to place listings (with the listings package) and figures side by side. My first approach was to save the listing in a box and use subbottom ...
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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 to prevent a \lstinputlisting being split across pages?

This question shows how to prevent a long listing from being split across several pages when the code is written directly into the tex file. I want to achieve the same effect when including code in ...
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Highlight language keywords in a paragraph?

While it is possible to highlight specific language keywords (such as public in C++) by using lstinline command from listing package as in: Highlighting a C++ keyword \lstinline|public| in a ...
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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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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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Macros for code annotations

I'm wondering if there are some macros for annotating listings as below easily. They are primarily used in books from Manning. Solution For anyone who's interested, this is my macro I finally got: ...
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How to improve listings display of JSON files?

I was wondering if there is a good way for JSON files to be listed with the listings package. The only language definition I could come up with, is this: \lstdefinelanguage{json} { ...
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How can I remove “Listing #: ” from listings caption?

I am working on a C++ reference manual for myself and I want good-looking listings. The Stack Overflow question entitled LaTeX source code listing like in professional books was very helpful but, for ...
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Hyperref adds vertical space to listings

When I input a listing with \lstinputlisting from the listings package, I get an additional vertical space, when I use this in combination with the hyperref package. As the picture shows, a certain ...
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Highlighting double backslash using listings with texcsstyle

I've got a question (it's in the title) about listings that I do not believe have been answered anywhere (either that or my Google-fu isn't that sufficient). Before I knew of texcsstyle's star option, ...
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\lstinline!Foo! vs \lstinline{Foo}

I wonder what is the difference or correct usage of \lstinline!...! and \lstinline{...}? I like better {} because I feel there it's more consistent with other commands but for example in below ...
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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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Can I include Chinese characters in listings? If so, how?

I'd like to include Chinese characters in listings. Can it be done, and, if so, how?
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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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LaTeX to HTML preserving code coloring from listings

I'm trying to convert some LaTeX into HTML but my code listings don't preserve their code coloring. Why is that and how do I fix it? This is what it looks like: Side note: I'm also wondering why ...
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Keywords with spaces in Listings

I want spaced keywords in listings (that is, keyword, with spaces in between). Now, there are some questions in this site already answered, like this one, where the official answer is that “it is not ...
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Listing with two columns in a single fancy frame

I am playing a little with lstlistings and I wonder whether such a thing would be achievable for all my listings: How to achieve this kind of things? Note : I am searching for a solution I can ...
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Improving the POV definition in the listings package

I'm attempting to create a language definition in the listings package that mimics exactly the syntax highlighting in POV-Ray 3.6 for Windows (http://www.povray.org/download/). Here is a screenshot ...
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How to detect a tab character when processing a literate in lstlistings?

In the solution to Making more easy the itemized of item with tabulation system, I am counting up the number of spaces in order to determine the type of leading character to insert. However, if the I ...
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How to highlight all identifiers starting by '@'?

I would like to highlight any expression made of letters and that starts with one @. The use of moredelim=*[s][\color{blue}]{@}{\ } works only in case like @name is followed by one space. The ...
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Line Numbers in Listing Outside of Paragraph

I use the listings package for code listings and I turned the line numbers on. But they appear left of the paragraph. I want them inside the paragraph. In the documentation it looks just right. Here ...
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How to skip both the first n rows & the last m rows simultaneously?

I am using showexpl.sty to display side by side the code snippet and its corresponding output. Because of the paper size limit, I intentionally want to remove the "redundant" rows, i.e., the first n ...
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Add keywords to an existing language in listings

I've already read extending a language with additional keywords and I have found kind of a solution, but I'm not quite sure if it's the right way and if I won't have problems in the future. The ...
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Add keyword with special character

I'm trying to add a language (Scheme) in the lstlisting package. \section{Scheme} \lstdefinelanguage{Scheme} {morekeywords={,lambda, cond, case, display, let, import, quote, quasiquote, unquote, ...
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Showing only specific lines using the listings package

I am very new to TeX. My source code is in an external file, let's call it source.java, and I use \lstinputlisting{source.java}. How could I use only the lines 3-5 for my code listing? (and not the ...
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\lstinputlisting will not continue to next page

So I have this LaTeX snippet: \section{Appendix} \listoffigures ... \begin{center} \begin{figure} \caption{MacroCell with 8 AND Gate Arrays} ...
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Listings alternative

Well like the title says I am asking if there is an alternative to the listings package. With more programming language definitions and the likes, and updated definitions for the current languages.
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How can I get a macro (e.g. for a function parameter) to gracefully expand within a listing?

I try to pass a parameter to code environment (lstlisting): \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{listings} \def\parameter{home/Desktop/example_01/} \begin{document} \begin{lstlisting} \parameter ...
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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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Strange interaction between hyperref, listings and animate

I am trying to have a listing inside an animate environment. However I can't manage to do it if the hyperref package is loaded. This is a MWE, obviously in the real application I need hyperref for ...
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Captioning an mdframed box without making unbreakable

I would like to a have a caption below my mdframed box (outside the border if possible) which sometimes span across multiple pages. I managed to create a caption several ways but the pagebreaks are ...
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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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Package listings: Error “Undefined control sequence.” because of single-quote-symbol?

I'm using the package listings and came across a problem displaying an SQL statement within an java environment. This is the MWE. \documentclass[]{report} \usepackage{listings} ...
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listings bug: space after quote collapsed when inlined with spaceflexible/fullflexible columns [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: listings bug: space after literate replacement lost with spaceflexible/fullflexible columns I seem to have stumbled upon a minor bug in listings (version 1.4 as of ...
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Code in \lstlisting breaks document (compile error)

I want to show a JSON object in my document. If I do the following, it works: \begin{lstlisting} { "id": "5", "key": "discardedCard" } \end{lstlisting} But if I extend the code to the ...
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How to undo the feasible breakpoints of `lstlisting`?

Is there a way to prohibit pagebreaking at the beginning/end of an lstlisting environment? I'm trying to keep together the following two pairs of lines: the first line of lstlisting and the line ...
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lstaddons: Dynamic linewidth calculation

I use the package called "lstaddons" (creator, initial question) to get colored line backgrounds on listings. I want to color the whole line to the frame. What I miss there is a dynamic calculation ...
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Test if a number is in a comma separated range/list of numbers

Martin Scharrer posted a very elegant answer for the question "Creating a zebra effect using listings". I want to extend that code to highlight only lines given in a comma separated list. The ...
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How to change code example font in listings?

Does anyone know how to change the font for code snippets in the listings package? I'd like to have a constant width font, rather the fancy variable-width looking font that it has by default.
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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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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: ...