{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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to prevent lstlisting from splitting code between pages?

Is it possible to prevent lstlisting from splitting a code between pages if it does not fit on one page? Instead splitting I would like to have the code on the next page. I tried to put all ...
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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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listings: Copy to clipboard feature?

I was just wonder if it would be possible to have a "Copy to Clipboard Button" next to each listing which would just copy the verbatim content of the lstlistings environment to the clipboard. An ...
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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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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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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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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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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 highlight Python syntax in LaTeX Listings \lstinputlistings command

I am using package listings to import my Python source code into my LaTeX document. I use the command \lstinputlistings. I have a Python source like class MyClass(Yourclass): def __init__(self, ...
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Ensure verbatim code block is copy/paste-able

After rendering a document containing this code block \begin{verbatim} if [ ! -d .git ]; then git init; fi # Initialises a new Git repository, if doesn't already exist. if [ ! -f README.md ]; ...
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How can I color parentheses depending on the nesting level (like emacs' rainbow-delimiters)?

Is it possible to have a custom setup for lstlistings for LISP-like languages and have matching parentheses coloured with a same colour taken from a palette? What I am looking for is something like ...
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Shrinking monospace style for listings package

I am working on a thesis and putting together a "pretty" listing. I'm looking at setting up a small font style for a code view. What I have here is: \usepackage{listings} \lstset{language=C, ...
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Indent a code listing in LaTeX

For a little LaTeX document I am writing I would like to insert source code fields (in SQL) into my paper. I found out that I can use the listings package for this, which works well so far: ...
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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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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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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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Typesetting LaTeX Source Code with the listings package

I am writing some documentation for a LaTeX package, in which I am going to be including some example LaTeX code. What is the best way to typeset that code? I know I could just use verbatim, but it ...
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Listings caption [duplicate]

I'm using the listings package with this \begin command: \begin{lstlisting}[caption=blabla, label=amb] This yields a nice code listing with a caption like "Listing 1.1 blabla". Is there a way to ...
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Listings, Literate Programming, and Beautiful Typography

Now that I'm procrastinating with tweaking LaTeX, instead of finishing my Ph.D. thesis, I'm wondering what's the most beautiful way to typeset source code (C#, C++, LISP, XML, BNF) in LaTeX. ...
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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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LaTeX Source Code Listing

I want a code listing, but the code I'm listing is LaTeX. When I simply use: \usepackage{listings} ... \begin{lstlisting} ...LaTeX document goes here... \end{lstlisting} The listing looks like ...
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How can I redefine my macro to accept a charcode instead of a character?

I recently posted this answer to How to highlight all words of the form [0-9][A-Za-z0-9]* immediately following an equal sign?. It works, but it suffers from (a lot) of code duplication. What I have ...
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How can I draw arrows within a listing to explain positional association?

I need nice drawing in lstlisting C/C++ code. I'm trying to make something like this This is what i have made so far \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{listingsutf8} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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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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\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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\autoref does not capitalize initial character in sentence when referencing label in listings environment

I have defined the following \providecommand*{\lstnumberautorefname}{line} and within my text \begin{lstlisting} |\label{sdd_1}|<sqlCallStatistics>YES</sqlCallStatistics> ...
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In the minted package, how do I enforce straight single quotes?

Basically I want \mint{python}|'banana'| to produce straight single quotes, rather than the curly ones it normally produces (in pdflatex).
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Latex and code blocks: how to mark statements that way?

I’d like to show you a nice technique used in this book to describe code listings (see pag. 6 and 7 of the PDF -- 116 and 117 of the book), in which relevant statement are labeled with special ...
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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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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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Fancy code environment

I'm writing a small tutorial about LaTeX. So I'd like to insert some code and obtain the result on the right. I'm almost there. I got the desired output but I'd like something more clear, that is, ...
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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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set the font family for lstlisting

I have the following set up for my listings : \lstset{basicstyle=\footnotesize,breaklines=true} \lstset{framextopmargin=50pt,frame=bottomline} I would like to change the font family to Courier. ...
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Using bold/italic text inside listings?

How can I use bold text inside a code listing? I wanted to make some parts of the code bold.
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Bash lstlistings treats “$#” as a comment

Background: In Bash, $# represents the number of arguments, and # starts a comment. Consider the following Bash script: # This is a comment while [[ $# -gt 0 ]]; do echo $1 shift done Note ...
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Decrease font size in a listing

Hi I am trying to include a short code snippet into one of my beamer slides However one of the lines is not fitting into the slides. Please let me know how to decrease the font size to make the ...
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How can I make lstlisting look exactly like verbatim?

I like the way the verbatim environment looks, and I want to make my lstlistings look like it. I've tried setting the basic style to \ttfamily, but the letter kerning and line spacing seem to be ...
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listings package changes hyphens to minus signs

The listings package transforms source-code hyphens (-, U+002D) into minus signs (−, U+2212) when using the default proportional fonts, though not when using the default monospaced typewriter font. A ...
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Is there a good reason for lstlistings code to look so ugly by default?

I thought, the purpose of LaTeX was to make it easy to create beautiful documents. Yet every time I see one of those lstlistings I can't help but wince at the mutilated kerning. Take for example this ...
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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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How to strip a listing of all (line and block) comments without leaving white space?

I'm looking for an easy and robust way to strip all the comments from a listing. My approach (passing \@gobble to the commentstyle key) correctly removes all the one-line comments and block comments. ...
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How to remove the leading unnecessary white spaces when using linerange option?

To be honest, I am looking for people who already read the listings documentation completely. If those people also cannot solve it, then the documentation does not mention anything about it. Sorry for ...
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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 ...