{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 line numbers work with one lstlisting but not another

The first listing has its line numbers ignoring the stepnumber while the second is just fine. Guess it might have to do with using math mode but mathescape applies to both, so if that is the case it ...
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Problems with XML Syntax Highlighting

I want to highlight syntax in XML files. I found a nice definition from krlmlr which I changed to my needs. It works fine for Android's xml files: But the result of a xml file with values in ...
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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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What can I use to typeset MATLAB code in my document?

This question led to a new package: matlab-prettifier Does anybody have a quick and easy way to typeset some relatively long MATLAB code in the appendix? I looked up a few methods, and the ...
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Overlaying a tabular on a lstlisting in a book

I am relatively new to LaTeX and am trying to move a tabular up by about 2cm to overlay a lstlisting. The \hspace command works as expected; the \vspace command however moves the text following the ...
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How can I line-break a long string of numeric digits and hyphens?

I have a cls file that contains a definition for source code: \lstnewenvironment{code}[1][] { \lstset{ basicstyle=\ttfamily\footnotesize, breaklines=true, ...
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Change font size of lstlistoflistings heading

How can I change font size of lstlistoflistings heading? Currently it is smaller than normal chapter heading title. Any ideas? Unfortunately I need to use document class from my university, my MWE: ...
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Proper way to indicate code change in lstlisting

[Since the question was not clear] I have a piece of program code I would like to describe in my thesis. My problem is that the part I would like to explain is surrounded by simple code pieces not ...
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Using listings to display regexes [on hold]

Is there any way to use the listings package (which I already use for Python) to highlight regexes? I.e. the regex appears in the document as if it were source code, but with some form of ...
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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 can I highlight keywords with special characters or numbers in them?

In the following MWE the declared keywords te-st and 999 are not highlighted as expected: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{listings,xcolor} ...
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Listings with keywords that contain both letters and numbers

I have a listing which needs to highlight keywords with both letters and numbers. Following the advice in this question I've used the otherkeywords to define the keywords which contain numbers. This ...
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Problem highlighting listings in beamer

I'm using listings inside beamer to typeset some Octave code. Because I want to apply overlay specifications to parts of the listing as I go through the slides (for highlighting purposes), I'm ...
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Line breaks inside inline code break syntax highlighting. Any workaround?

I want to have both code snippets ABC and ABC_DEF in red (in both cases only ABC is red). If I remove the literate line it works but I also want to have automatic line breaks at underlines. How can I ...
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showexpl not showing caption of a lstlisting within

How can I make the LTXexample environment to show the caption (like it does with other environments) of a lstlisting that is inside it. Consider the following code \documentclass{article} ...
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listings 'escapeinside'-option is not working for me

this is my first question here. I'm not exaclty new to LaTeX, but to be honest I've never really gotten too much into it. So here's my problem: I have this minimal example: \documentclass{scrreprt} ...
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Aligning listing frame width between two listings

I'm trying to get two listings side by side. One is shorter than the other, but I would like to have them aligned, meaning that the frame height of the short one should be longer to reach the baseline ...
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Counters for Chapter and Section environments when using tcolorbox for listings

This is a followup question of this question. With my MWE I'm getting wrong Listing numbers, wrong toc (including Chapter and Section environments from listings) and wrong bookmarks in pdf toc. Any ...
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Using listing to include only some lines of a file [duplicate]

How can I use listings in order to include some lines from a file keeping the numeration right, that is, if I include lines 1-3,8,11-14 they should keep that numeration rather than 1,2,3... Is this ...
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Reading code from external file in tcolorbox and getting pdflatex> ! paragraph ended before \tcb@set@label was complete

I want to read code from external file in tcolorbox in new defined \texexptitled environment but could not succeeded (See MWE). Without this my MWE also throws two other errors pdflatex> ! ...
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Using listings with output

I wonder how to get the output of listings with code. Here is my MWE with output. Now I want to output of this listings too. Any help will be highly appreciated. Thanks Code ...
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listings using tcolorbox for beamer documentclass

I'm trying to get listings using tcolorbox for beamer documentclass. My MWE is given below but could not get it working. Any help will be highly appreciated. Thanks MWE \documentclass{article} ...
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Difference between fixed-width and proportional typewriter fonts in listings?

In the MWE below, I wonder why does the pcr (Courier) font align in both escaped and unescaped versions and for whatever column setting of {listing} - while the cmtt (Computer Modern Teletype) aligns ...
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listings using tcolorbox package without Chapter and Section environment effects

I want to get listings using tcolorbox package but without counting Chapter and Section environments. See in MWE, I used section environment withing listings which effects the counter for following ...
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Apostrophe breaks comments in lstlisting

I defined a command to simplify the writing of code listings of (pseudo-) C code: \lstdefinestyle{c}{ language=C, basicstyle=\small\sffamily, numbers=left, numberstyle=\tiny, frame=L, ...
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How can insert a full-width listing in a two-column document? [duplicate]

I'm new to LaTeX; I'm using IEEE format. How can I effectively add Java code snippets in one full-width column?
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lstlisting in landscape and heading in portrait

I am trying to include some code files in landscape mode into my document which is in portrait mode. I do this using the \usepackage{lscape} and \usepackage{listings} So far so good. The ...
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Lstlisting: width of background box

I'm trying to modify my listing environment in a way that the background color for the listing is expanded over the whole width of the page. So no white border left. Is this possible? I tried doing ...
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Listings Character problem

Hi I want to define a string in Listings but I can not do it in Turkish. I want to write: int[] sayılar= new int[5];' but the output is int[] saylar= new int[5]; How can I write Ç,ç,ı,ö,ü,ğ?
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Caption package destroys center/varwidth

I have received a wonderful comment how to get listings centered: \documentclass[a4paper]{book} %\usepackage[hang,small,it,hypcap=true]{caption} % screw hypcap \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Adding color package destroys listing centering

I am using @egreg's answer to make listings centered: \documentclass[a4paper]{book} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[ hang, small, it, hypcap=true ]{caption} \usepackage{fancyvrb} ...
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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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Listing linebreaking not working

got a listing where the code include a very long sequence of characters (letters, numbers & other). With linebreak=true, the sequence gets broken at non-letter characters. However I still got a ...
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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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How can I highlight JSON string values but not attributes?

example { "name" : "alan", "alias" : "nala" } If I use morecomment=[s][\color{red}]{"}{"}, How can I highlight JSON string values (on the right side) but not the attributes (left side)?
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Why don't those non-alphanumeric chars (*/_) get colored in blue, here?

Consider the following example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{listings} \usepackage{xcolor} \lstset{language=R, morecomment=[l]{>}, commentstyle=\color{blue}, alsoletter={*} ...
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What can I do if a listing is too wide to fit in my two-column document?

I am writing a IEEE document with a LaTeX template I downloaded from the IEEE webpage. I inserted some MATLAB code into the document through the mcode package. It looks something like this: ...
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Pandoc: Markdown to PDF: select code without select number into code block

i want to generate the code block and i try example and it work. but when i try to select the code from the pdf, the number also get selected. how to generate code block that when select the code w/o ...
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How can I hide (or blur) some code in a listing?

I have a code listing to write in a report, but I'd like to blur or hide some code parts with a colored box (of same length as the hidden text), so that readers cannot see the hidden parts. (Another ...
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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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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 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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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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How can I apply different styles to different classes of identifiers?

I am creating a custom style for the lstlisting package, with some custom colors for certain words. I am trying to define different "classes" of words, where each class has a certain property, like ...
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Color behind numbers in lstlisting

Currently, my listings use this style : \definecolor{lstgrey}{RGB}{217, 217, 217} \definecolor{lstback}{RGB}{246, 246, 246} \newlength{\numberlengthnormal} ...
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\lstlistoflistings title says “Table of Contents”

When I tried \lstlistoflistings to print the list of all my listing, the title says "Table of contents", and then it says chapter. Like if it was part of the TOC. I'm trying to get a list, like the ...
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Possible to have # start a comment that ends at EOL or at next #, whichever comes first?

I'm trying to create a listings language in which the # symbol starts a comment that ends at the end of the line or at the next # symbol encountered, whichever comes first. Of course, I'd like to ...
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Layering/twocolumn conflict using tikzmark

LaTeX gurus, inspired by the ideas and code in Automatic background coloring in listings using tikzmark, I attempted to create my own macros for teaching programming. What I really wanted, just to ...
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How to only have similar font in latex to that of a Mathematica codes

After I used the answer posted to this question of mine: How to show similar display of codes of different programming languages in LaTeX, it seems that the package and styles I use have problems with ...
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Source code listings - proper indenting [duplicate]

I'm doing a project where I need programming source code printed throughout a PDF, with syntax highlighting and keeping the original spacing and indentation intact so copy/pasting works. Because I ...