{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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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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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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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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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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`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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Read integers from external data file to document programming code in LaTeX

I am attempting to document my MATLAB programming code in LaTeX. For this, I use the mcode package, which defines the MATLAB lstlisting environment. With the commands ...
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How to copy/paste multiple spaces from lstlistings?

This is a continuation of a question that I asked already: How to copy/paste from lstlistings?. The solution presented there does not work if the text within the lstlistings environment contains ...
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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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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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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 ...
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How to remove the skip after a listing when “\parskip” is increased with “\baselineskip”?

I've increased \parskip with \baselineskip to use the "skipped" paragrahs style instead of the default "indented" style. However, this causes all listings to automatically include a baselineskip ...
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Changing side of line numbering in two columns documents

I'm trying to type some report and I have a small problem with the twocolums document class and the line numbering in listings. The document is on two columns : ...
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Optional caption in listings (for listoflistings)

I have some cites in my captions. But I do not want to appear them in the table of figures or listings. With figures I managed to display an different caption like this: \begin{figure} \centering ...
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listings package: formating all numbers in language definition?

How to format all numbers in a code has been shown here. I have adapted it to include it in a language definition: \documentclass[fleqn, a4paper]{article} \usepackage{listings} \usepackage{color} ...
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Syntax highlighting for different programming languages [duplicate]

In my paper I want to include some source codes with colored sytax. For syntax highlighting I use the listings package: \lstset{frame=tb, language={[Visual]Basic}, aboveskip=3mm, belowskip=3mm, ...
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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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empty page afterpage listings

I get an emptypage on multi page listings if I use listings with afterpage. \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{listings} \usepackage{afterpage} \begin{document} \afterpage{% %some fancy stuff } ...
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How to add a keyword with a blank space in Listings package? [duplicate]

I am trying to define a listing style in order to have fortran source codes which look like vim style colors. For example, I would like to give a specific color to end program or end module or ...
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babel package and lstlisting caption incompatibility

I am using babel package for Turkish language and I also use listings package. A code sample for one of my listings is as follows: \begin{lstlisting}[label=some-code,caption=Poo Class] public class ...
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Any ideas why this \newcommand{\n}{\lstinline|\n|} macro doesn't work?

So I created a new macro \newcommand{\n}{\lstinline|\n|} but for some reason when I use it, all I get is bold 'n' letter and not a nice \n. Any ideas?
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Multipages side by side listings

Could you tell me what should I do to be able to insert multipages, side by side listings in Latex document? I have already tried with \begin{minipage}, but it doesn't work with multipages. EDIT: ...
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Using lstlistings in two columns

My goal is to display source code (awk, Python, R and SAS) and text (their output) side-by-side. Both are loaded from external files, and can be pretty long sometimes (pagebreaking is inevitable), the ...
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\begin{lstlisting} is overflowing?

I have done everything correctly but my \begin{lstlisting} is overflowing and I did not find any method to stop it. Plz help \begin{enumerate}[(b)] \item To generate a 128bit WEP key. We have added ...
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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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Why does pdfLaTeX fail when I try to use `begin{lstlisting}` inside a user-defined environment?

I'm having trouble with the listings package. I can't compile the following minimal example through pdfLaTeX: \documentclass[a4paper, 11pt, twoside, openright, english]{memoir} \usepackage{listings} ...
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Has the time come for a LaTeX3 successor to 'listings'?

I'm currently looking for a nice and challenging open-source project to work/collaborate on after my thesis. I don't have a Comp. Sci. background, but I'd like to learn more about compiler ...
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Preferred method for inline code samples

I tend to use the minted package for including code samples within my documents, which produces very nice output. However, because Pygments always produces a verbatim environment there's no way to ...
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Automatic background coloring in listings using tikzmark

I am authoring Beamer presentations that feature numerous code listings, and I am required to highlight portions of code with semi-transparent balloons. Yet I've come up with a solution that uses a ...
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Avoid page breaks in \lstlistings

I'm trying to avoid page breaks in my lstlisting (seen in section 0.0.2) I know I can remedy this by floating my lstlisting, but it adds some unwanted white space (seen in section 0.0.1). Is ...
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How can I pass underscore to \newcommand properly?

I'd like to simplify my code appendix with this command definition: \usepackage{listings} % ... \newcommand{\CodeListing}[1]{% \lstinputlisting[caption=#1]{#1}% } That is, the caption should be ...
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How do I add syntax coloring to my C++ source code in beamer

I have just learned how to insert source code into beamer with the listings package. However I dont know how to go about adding any syntax coloring on the C++ source code. How do I do that? Here ...
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Maintainable typesetting of placeholders in code snippets

I'm looking for a maintainable way of typesetting placeholders in code snippets. In my listings, I would like that anything contained between the two delimiters @< and >@ be typeset in ...
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Copy-pasting leading whitespace and blank lines in listings package (pdf) [duplicate]

I'm trying to use the listings package to typeset some code in a PDF document, in a way that allows me to copy-paste the resulting code. This mostly works well, if ...
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How to Format C Program Code Block Nicely

I am using the following settings to format my code blocks: % xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Code Snippet STARTS xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx \lstset{ language=C, % choose the language of ...
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Create a \lstnewenvironment that creates named listings

I am using the \lstnewenvironment to format a set of code listings in my document. \lstnewenvironment{code} {\lstset{language=haskell, basicstyle=\small\ttfamily, numbers=left, ...
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Scala support in listings package

As far as I know, the Scala programming language is not supported by the listings package. Is an implementation under way? Will it be included in the standard listings distribution?
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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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How to make inline listings wrap nicely?

Does anyone know how to make inline listings wrap nicely? Take a look at the screenshot that I attached below. The code example in the second line goes outside the text margin. Also, any ideas why ...
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How to align source code produced by listings package with main paragraph text

I'm using the latex listings package for the first time to format some HTML. I'm noticing that by default, the html code is being pushed further left than the main paragraph text of my document. Is ...
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How to deal with very long lstinline-phrases like long class names?

According to this Question: listing: How to deal with very long lines that do not contain spaces? My problem is that my \lstinline-phrases does not contain any special character like "-". In my ...
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How to define a new environment with a fancy box (tikz) around sample source-code (listings)?

This is what I want to do: \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} \begin{frame}[fragile]{Frame 1} Some \structure{Python} code here: % I want to define a new "pythoncode" environment, so ...
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Unequal letter spacing in 'listings'

I am wondering why in the pdf of the example below the letters of the word "function" and the word "sum" seem to have different spacing. This somehow looks ugly. Apart from that, I am wondering if ...
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Code listing in subfigure

I am trying to use the subfigure package of LaTeX to display a code listing. Here was my first attempt: \begin{figure} \subfigure[Standard approach]{ {\footnotesize \begin{verbatim} var caps = new ...
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Help defining PDF syntax with listings package

I'm trying to make a pdf language definition for the listings package, but I can't get the string definition to work correctly. This is what I have defined: \lstdefinelanguage{pdf}{ ...
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listings package: no numbering in case the code has only one line

I have a custom style in lstlisting with numbers on the left and the number step is set every line. I would want to know how the listings could appear without number in case the listing has only one ...
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Why can't I use \newfloat more than once?

I've found the float package, which lets me specify \newfloat{program}{...} to get other named floats than Table and Figure. However, if I try to use this more than once, I get a cryptic error: ! You ...
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Draw comparison lines between two listings

I have a LaTeX code set up as so: \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{report} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{fullpage} \usepackage{listings} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{float} ...
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Typesetting UTF8 listings with German Umlaute

I'm having some issues with listings that include German Umlaute. The following example code generates a completely messed up PDF. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Highlighting haskell listings in large *.tex document [duplicate]

Suppose, there is a large *.tex document, which has many nested \input directives with many Haskell listings surrounded by \begin{code} \end{code} commands. How can all this code listings be ...