{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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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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Syntax Coloring in LaTeX

Is there any way to include Python code in a LaTeX file and automatically color its syntax? Is it possible to do syntax coloring with any other language? If yes what packages can I use to do that?
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Highlight text in code listing while also keeping syntax highlighting

I’m using the listings package for code listings. Now I try to highlight some part of the code using \hl from the soul package. Here’s an example of a resulting query where the injected part of a SQL ...
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Having problems with listings and UTF-8. Can it be fixed?

I'm having some problems with listings and UTF-8 in my document. Maybe someone can help me? Some characters work, like é and ó, but á and others appear at the beginning of words... ...
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How can I highlight some lines from source code?

I am preparing a presentation (using beamer) and I'll need to include many snippets of source-code. For including source code, I'll probably use listings package. (I know there is also minted package, ...
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How to center a listing?

I'm trying to get some console output in my homework. I put it in a listings environment but I want it to be centered horizontally on the page. The only thing I get centered is the caption ;-/ ...
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How to make overlay still work inside lstlisting environment?

Problem I want to explain C# programming language step by step using overlay in beamer.cls. But it does NOT works as shown in the following figure. How to solve this problem? Code Snippet ...
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Using \ttfamily with \bfseries (or how to enable bold in fixed-width font)

I'm using listings package, and I've added basicstyle=\ttfamily\footnotesize. However, when I do that, the keywords from the embedded source-code are not bold anymore. I figured that \ttfamily ...
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The 'listings' package and UTF-8

Please, do you know if there's any possibility how to use the listings package together with XeLaTeX? I have to use XelaTeX and therefore I have UTF-8 encoded files. This is not compatible with ...
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Listings package: How can I format all numbers?

I want to highlight all the numbers appearing in an input code of a certain program by, for example, coloring them. By numbers I mean integer, rational and floating point numbers. I am trying with the ...
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Can't insert code in my beamer slide

I want to put some PHP code in my slide with the package listings but I have this error message: Argument of \frame has an extra }.<inserted text>\par } My latex code : ...
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How can I change the color of digits when using the listings package?

I'm using the listings package and was already able to modify the color of the keywords and almost all elements I was interested in. The only thing that remains is the color of the digits. I'd like to ...
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Problem with literate and breaklines=true in listings package

As the title says, the option breaklines=true seems to have an undesired interaction when using literate; in the following example the closing parenthesis doesn't get colorized ...
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Extend a language with additional keywords?

I'm using listings and I want to extend a language with additional keywords for highlightning. I know there is an option morekeywords available, but that only works for a particular lstset declaration ...
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How to redefine \lstinline to automatically highlight or draw frames around all inline code snippets?

How to redefine \lstinline to automatically highlight or draw frames around all inline code snippets? E.g. using \bh and \eh commands from Highlight text in code listing while also keeping syntax ...
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How to automatically skip leading white spaces in listings

This question led to a new package: lstautogobble (lstaddons bundle) For my programming lecture slides I heavily use the listings package with \lstnewenvironment to typeset source code. It's a ...
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Defining `lstset` parameters for multiple languages

I am using the listings package, and have defined lstset parameter sets for multiple programming languages. I would like to select a parameter set when beginning a lstlisting or lstinputlisting by ...
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Coloring digits with the listings package

I'm trying to typeset some python code, and I would like integer literals to be highlighted. I've come up, after about two hours of fighting with the documentation and various other questions here and ...
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Creating a zebra effect using listings

This question led to a new package: lstlinebgrd (lstaddons bundle) Friends, consider the following example using the listings package: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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highlight lines in listings

I have code that i have included into my document using the texcode below \begin{minipage}{.48\textwidth} \centering \lstinputlisting[numbers=left,xleftmargin=2em,frame=single,framexleftmargin=2em, ...
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How to emphasize within a listing two successive identifiers separated by a space?

I have this pgfplots code that I want to put in a lstlisting environment: \pgfplotsset{ every axis x label/.append style = { font = \small }, every axis y label/.append style = { ...
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How to center a lstlisting

I have the following problem. I want to center a listing, I tried this approach: How to center a listing? It works but when I try to set frame or numbers specifically for each listing I get errors. ...
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How to show similar display of codes of different programming languages in LaTeX

I am very new to LaTeX and I am writing my thesis. In a chapter, I want to show my codes, which are in Mathematica. I use the listings package as follows: \documentclass{article} ...
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\listings code style for HTML5 (CSS, HTML, JavaScript)

I would like to create a code style for HTML5 that can be used with the \listings package. An HTML5 document consists of three languages: CSS, HTML and JavaScript. That makes the whole thing a bit ...
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How display LaTeX code in LaTeX document?

I'm making Beamer presentation. How I can display LaTeX code inside presentation?
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Strange character when using listings package

I'm seeing an odd character like a very flat U, where there should be a space, with the listings package. See example below. Does anyone have any idea why this is happening, or how to get rid or work ...
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How can I get identifier style to apply to '%' (in a Perl listing)?

When using Perl variable names with sigils with listings, the $ and @ sigils somehow get coloured in identifierstyle, but the % sigil remains unstyled. Therefore, this code: \documentclass{article} ...
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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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How can I highlight text before a character with listing?

All is in the title. I would like to add a color to the text before a character with listing package. For example, I would like to add a color to text between the beginning of a line and : or =, in a ...
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How best to include programming source code in LaTeX documents? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Syntax Coloring in LaTeX I'm relatively new to LaTeX, and am starting to use it for academic paper writing. I'm doing a lot of computer programming as part of my ...
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language option supported in listings

I am afraid that listing doesn't support javascript. \begin{lstlisting}[language=javascript] ... \end{lstlisting} What am I doing wrong?
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Is there a listings configuration for TikZ as used in PGF/TikZ manual?

I want to create a tutorial how to use TikZ now. Is there a listings configuration for TikZ as used in PGF/TikZ manual? For example, I want to make \ as an integral part of tikz in \tikz, relevant ...
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How to make listings code correct copyable from PDF and with hyperlink

If I generate listings code with line numbers and copy the result from the PDF I can not use it again as tex code. First the line numbers are included which they should not, second spaces are included ...
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Colored background in inline listings

I would like to make inline code more distinguishable from the text surrounding it, and I thought that using a background might work (like it is done on the stackexchange pages.) Since I use the ...
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tcolorbox - list of listings?

In a book with figures, tables and listings, I figured out that all listings and some tables and figures look better when presented in a tcolorbox. The book has the usual tables of contents: ...
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Which package to use for writing algorithms?

I am looking for a package that will allow me to write pseudocode of algorithms. The pseudocode may include mathematical symbols, like \forall, \in and subscripts. But I would like also to "talk" ...
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Fixing lstlisting inside exsheets question and solution environments

I am trying to use exsheets to prepare the tests for Foundation of Programming exam. I need to include snippets of C code in some question and solution and I am going to use listings (with the options ...
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How to highlight all words of the form [0-9][A-Za-z0-9]* immediately following an equal sign?

I am using the Latex Listings package to include code in a document. I need to implemented syntax highlighting similar to what you see in a standard IDE. I've been able to assign colors to comments, ...
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How to suppress BOM effect in the output?

When I used listings package to import C# code snippet from within my LaTeX file, I got an output as follows. At the first line, there is an unnecessary white space because of the BOM (Byte Order ...
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Multiple listings styles

In using the listings package, how can I have a distinct \lstlistingname value for each type of listing. Lets say my document has C++, R and Pseudo listings, and I would like the \lstlistingname ...
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Displaying two XML listings side by side. [duplicate]

I have two XML outputs from a program that I would like to include in a LaTeX document. I would like them to appear side-by-side each in its own box. So that a reader can compare the two outputs while ...
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Masking \end{lstlisting}

I am not sure if I am using the right wording in title. Basically what I need is to add the following source using the listing package. In preamble: \usepackage{listings} then and is here when I ...
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How can I define a custom listing environment?

I am trying to define an enviroment for a specific programming language, F#. Here's my code: \definecolor{bluekeywords}{rgb}{0.13,0.13,1} \definecolor{greencomments}{rgb}{0,0.5,0} ...
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Why is the space between words in my source code listing so big?

I used the following code to list my java code, but the it looks like there's too much space between words. What can I do? % source code listing \usepackage{listings} \usepackage{color} ...
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Is there a LaTeX trick to prevent a PDF viewer from copying the line number?

A PDF output is obtained by compiling the following code. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{listings} \lstset { language={[LaTeX]TeX}, numbers=left, ...
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minted vs. texments vs. verbments

Regarding the typesetting of syntax-colored source code, I know that listings is inferior because it doesn't utilize a full lexer. Instead the Python-based solution is recommended. It seems there are ...
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XML syntax highlighting

I use the following code to include some XML code: \lstset{language=XML} \begin{lstlisting} <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <xs:schema attributeFormDefault="unqualified" ...
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Source Code Margin Comments

In the paper "Beautiful Code Compelling Evidence", by J.R. Heard -- Code is formated in a particular way which includes margin comments. I am looking for a way to do this as I think it is a very clear ...
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Source code listing with frame around code?

I'd like to make my code listing looking more sexy. I found a good example on SO, but one problem is remaining: I would like to not only have a horizontal line at the bottom of the listing but also ...