{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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\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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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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Correctly highlighting custom html tags in listings

Problem statement I have several code listings containing HTML markup in my latex files. These listings contain multiple custom html tags (created in combination with corresponding AngularJS ...
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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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How do I prevent LaTeX from showing a whitespace following a quote when in an lstlistings environment? [closed]

When I am inside the lstlistings environment, it seems that using a quote such as (') or (") will toggle on the showing of whitespace indicators (small little half rectangles). Am I doing something ...
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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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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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texcl, escapeinside, and single character comments, with listings package

I'm using the excellent listings package to typeset some code in a language very similar to Scheme. The language has one type of comment: when an (un-escaped) semicolon is encountered, the rest of ...
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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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Latex create a second keywordstyle using listing doesn't work

I need to insert some code in my latex document, using listings. I create my own set, for a java language \lstset{ language=Java, aboveskip=3mm, belowskip=3mm, showstringspaces=false, ...
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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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Listing of a file with underscores in its name/path

I am writing a report with LaTeX and I need to list some source code. One of the files has some underscores in its path/name. When compiling the following line : ...
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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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Increase space between listings env. and surrounding text

How can I set the space between a listing (lstlisting) and text that surrounds it? Is there a parameter I can set at the beginning of my document, that controls this? I tried framesep, but it just ...
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How to use mathematical symbols in listing?

I want to use math mode in lstlisting. How do I do that? How to put tab in this mode? \begin{document} \begin{lstlisting}[frame=single] % Start your code-block module main() ...
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Specific color for different tags and comments using Listings package

Problem: The > symbol for HTML tags in the MWE has a different color than the < symbol. Would like to have both the same color. Minimal Working Example: \documentclass{scrreprt} \makeatletter ...
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How can I automatically highlight SuperCollider symbols and environment variables?

This question led to a new package: sclang-prettifier I've been poring over the listings manual, trying to figure out how to get some very specific types of formatting for the SuperCollider ...
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How do I create a new command \listofcodes in latex?

In addition to tables and figures, I have a bunch of code pieces. Just like follows: \begin{figure} \lstinputlisting[ language=C++, breaklines=true, keywordstyle=\color{blue}, ...
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autounindent cannot work together with hyperref and hypcap

This question is related to my previous question answered by Jubobs here. I compiled the given code below with both TeX Live 2013 and TeX Live 2014 pretest. Both produce the same result. Case 1 The ...
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How can I test the first character on each line of a listing?

The listings package defines a hook called EveryLine to allow users to execute TeX code at the beginning of each line of a listing; the following is taken directly from the listings source code ...
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Hang caption in lstlisting

If I use the following command \usepackage[skip=20pt,hang]{caption} when a caption is very long it hangs in figures and tables, however, if the caption is of a lstlisting environment it doesn't. ...
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`listings` and `sidecap` - Side captions for listings

I am using the package sidecap for captions which appear left or right of a picture/table, like so: \documentclass[a4paper,twoside,11pt,openright]{scrbook} \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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Combine \listoflistings and \listofalgorithms into one list

The title said it all...I want to combine the two under one list with the title "Algorithms and program code". Style wise the page should match the usual style of the other lists (\listoffigures, ...
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Listing with mixed english and russian symbols in comments

I'm using the listings package for formatting .cpp code in LaTeX. My code needs to have mixed English and Russian words in comments. The font must be monospaced (preffered Courier family). /* Prints ...
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How to add numerical (ala No Starch Press) listing notes without XeTeX?

I've been following the instructions and code available at: https://zuttobenkyou.wordpress.com/2010/12/05/latex-saner-source-code-listings-no-starch-press-style/ I would like to add notes (and style) ...
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How can I automatically prepend a prompt (e.g. $) to each line of a listing?

I have something that looks as follows: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{listings} \lstnewenvironment{shellsession}[1][] {\lstset{language=bash, basicstyle=\small\ttfamily, numbers=none, ...
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lstlisting directly after section start removes margin before next section

If I place an lstlisting directly after the start of a (sub)section, the margin before the following (sub)section (title) disappears. Here is a an example document showing the issue: ...
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lstlistoflistings isn't showing the lstlistingname

I've actually a problem with my document. I redefined the listing for my ruby code: \usepackage{listings} \renewcommand\lstlistingname{Quellcode} \lstloadlanguages{Ruby} \lstset{% ...
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vertical extra space below lstlisting environment inside a list environment

i want several code listings to be embedded in an item of a custom list environment. To achieve this i employ the lstlisting environment of the listings package. Unfortunately extra vertical space is ...
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remove unwanted contents from list of listings

The following code adds a wrong line to the list of listings \documentclass{scrbook} \usepackage{listings} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{document} \begin{filecontents*}{democodefile} ...
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Can I get a shadowbox with rounded corners? (using `listings` package)

I'm using the listings package as below: \usepackage{listings} \lstnewenvironment{pythoncode}[1][] {\lstset{language=Python, basicstyle=\ttfamily\footnotesize, frame=shadowbox, ...
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How can I mimick the listing caption style for my custom “Listing (cont.)” caption?

I have the following LaTeX code which works fine: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[a5paper]{geometry}% just for the example \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage{listings} ...
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Math escape in listings and surround white space

I want to use the double right arrow for some Scala code in listings. I thought I'd use the mathescape option and $\Rightarrow$. However, this "eats" whitespace around it, e.g. if I have foo ...
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Command to insert filename in caption of a listing

I would like to have a command to insert listings that contain the filename in the caption. This works well as long as there is no "_" etc. in the filename. I also tried the suggestion from a ...
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How to prevent figures from floating 'into' listings [closed]

I have a problem with floats and listings. Sometimes it happens that a listing is split over two pages and when a figure is near the listing it happens that the listing starts on the first page, on ...
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`backgroundcolor` in `lstset` does not work

When I use the backgroundcolor option in lstset, all I get is a colored line above the listing: \lstset{% language=Matlab, backgroundcolor=\color{blue} } and in the document: ...
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tikz/pgf upgrade and decorations

Since a major upgrade in pgf, my code does not compile any more. I am trying to make "decorated" source listing, where the decorations can be like highlighting some lines (see the MWE), balls on some ...
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Listings: recognize numbers and `1e-3`

This is a follow up question. Have a look at this one: Listings: syntax for literate with the solution by karlkoeller %Minimal \documentclass[]{report} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Environment for two columns with lstlistings

In order to reduce copy-pasting, I want to create an environment that will produce a two-column table with headers and two listings in different languages, like below: \begin{tabular}{l l} Python ...
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odd displays of accentuated characters in lstlisting environment

when i try to write accentuated characters (éà...) in a lstlisting environment, hence : \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{xcolor} ...
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listings: General settings for a language seem to be overwritten/not respected

I struggle with the following listings styles. I have code of two different languages (R and LaTeX) in my .tex file. As some settings are the same for R listings and LaTeX listings, I define the style ...