{verbatim} is about macros and environments like “\verb” and “verbatim” which implement some form of verbatim mode, i.e. change the {catcodes}. A popular package is {fancyvrb}. For questions about the {listings} or the {minted} package, use the respective tag instead.

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When should one use \verb and when \texttt

Sometimes people here use \verb!A SHORT COMMAND! and sometimes \textt{A SHORT COMMAND}. I'm unsure when to use which. Are there any guidelines or arguments for \verbatim vs. \texttt?
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Viewer-independent copyable spaces at the beginning of a line?

I need to include a couple of Python code listings, where the indentation of the lines (using some number of spaces) is significant. I would like for the code listings to be copyable, so the spaces at ...
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How to obtain verbatim text in a footnote?

I want to employ a \verb command in a footnote. But, when I run pdflatex on \documentclass{article} \begin{document} I want this.\footnote{\verb|But, it does not work!|} \end{document} I get ...
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Verbatim environment that can break too long lines?

I want to generate a PDF of user-submitted text using LaTeX. To handle crazy user input, I first thought about using the verbatim package, but of course it doesn't break up too long lines. Is there ...
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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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Incompatibility between verbatim and tabu? (Danger of using \scantokens in a package)

With the following MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{verbatim} \usepackage{tabu} \makeatletter \renewcommand\verbatim@processline {% \begin{tabu}to\textwidth{|l|X[-1,l]|} ...
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typesetting different characters with different colors in a DNA sequence

I have created a macro which I used to format DNA sequences, as they should be in the monospaced font and uppercased: \newcommand{\DNA}[1]{\texttt{\uppercase{#1}}} Now I have a column with some ...
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How can I provide a verbatim (unescaped) commandline for executing with \write18?

When using \write18 to execute shell commands, there are some cases where lots of backslash strings, and other 'special' LaTeX characters are required in the commandline to be executed (e.g. if a ...
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Why is there a \null in \verb?

In source2e.pdf, the definition of \verb is \def\verb{\relax\ifmmode\hbox\else\leavevmode\null\fi \bgroup \verb@eol@error \let\do\@makeother \dospecials \verbatim@font\@noligs ...
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Writing { and } to a file with LaTeX

How can the special characters { and } be written literally to an external file in LaTeX, without being balanced? Obviously the following does not work: \immediate\write\my@outfile{{} ...
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Getting those %#!^& signs in the footnote!

This is basically an expanded version of part of Control command arguments . The original questioner there wants to redefine \href so that all the links end up in foonotes (rather than in the main ...
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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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beamer's fragile frame as default

Is there a way to specify fragile mode as default for all frames? Now I know how to define a fragile frame: \begin{frame}[fragile].
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Verbatim description list item

How do I make an item in a description list verbatim? \verb in \item[] seems to be not allowed: \begin{description} \item[\verb+list comprehension [f a | a <- M a]+] bla bla bla ...
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How to make AUCTeX ignore syntax highlighting within environment

I have a problem with syntax highlighting in the Emacs editor using AUCTeX. The problem occurs in particular with the Verbatim environment from the fancyvrb package. Consider the following code: ...
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How to put \verb command inside of \textbf{} block?

It looks like you can't use \verb|...| inside of \textbf{...}. I tried the following: \textbf{Be very careful when using \verb|-i| as it's destructive and it's not reversible!} And got this error: ...
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Write environment body verbatim to a file

How can one write the body of an environment verbatim to an external file. I tried the following but get problems if the body contains undefined macros (error) or e.g. a % (disappears in the output). ...
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Verbatim environment and line-breaking

I've been wondering about how to display simple codes. I used verbatim and then found the fancyvrb package which added a lot of nice little features, but then I inserted some code with a long line and ...
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Hard whitespace

I am using plainTeX and would like to typeset some (python) code examples. Switching to \tt gets me partway there, but I (obviously) need the whitespace respected. Is there a trick for doing this? The ...
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Format a verbatim paragraph

How can I format a verbatim paragraph? I.e. break, fill and join input lines to produce globally balanced output with the lengths of each line approaching the target \textwidth as closely as possible. ...
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How to include verbatim in a figure caption?

I would like to include verbatim in a caption of a figure. I only want part of it to be verbatim, not the entire caption. The simple approach does not work because verbatim is not allowed in arguments ...
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In LuaLaTeX, how do I pass the content of an environment to Lua verbatim?

In LuaLaTeX, how would I go about capturing the content of an environment for (verbatim) processing by Lua? For example, consider something like \begin{foobar} Hello {World} \end{foobar} I'd like ...
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Manual highlight of TeX code in a verbatim environment

Friends, I'm stuck with a unusual situation: I'm trying to highlight specific words of a TeX code inside a verbatim environment. I know listings can help me by defining a set of keywords, but in this ...
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Verbatim inside a command

I have a question about a Verbatim, I want to write a word inside of the subsubsection title. I got an error. How can I fix it?: \subsubsection{The \verb+@interface+ Section}
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How do you insert an inline verbatim?

I'm trying to add an inline verbatim into a \paragraph? Was wondering how do you do that?
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Getting verbatim with soft grey background, as in tex.stackexchange

Given a verbatim as on below, \begin{verbatim} This is an awesome verbatim \end{verbatim} which is displayed with no background on the compiled pdf page : This is an awesome verbatim I would ...
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fancy verbatim - bold letters for the first 4 columns

I am writing a book on Python and IPython. I want to insert in this book code listings of Python and IPython. For the code itself I have no problem customizing listings for my intents. Including ...
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In-line \verb — overfull hbox problem

I'm having a problem that I've had before and I'm tired of hacking my way through it and hope that there is some supported solution. I'll go ahead and create a document for example: \documentclass ...
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Escaped characters in typewriter font

I know a number of ways to fix this (e.g. \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}), but I want to understand what's happening in the following example. \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \noindent \$ \% ...
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LaTeX Verbatim Source Code Beside the Typeset Output

I am a beginner to LaTeX, and I am reading Leslie Lamport's A Document Preparation System. In various places of his book, he puts the LaTeX source code beside the output obtained by running latex on ...
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Splitting verbatim inside figure across pages

I want to include a long section of verbatim text, which is too long for a single page, inside a figure with a caption. Unfortunately, when the verbatim environment is put into a figure, it does not ...
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How can I indent verbatim blocks?

I have blocks surrounded by \begin{verbatim} and \end{verbatim}. I'd like to indent these about half an inch. I'm using pandoc to write pdfs via XeLaTeX and the default.latex pandoc template, so I'd ...
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How to make this verbatim code look nice?

I am doing some slides using Beamer. One of this slides is pure code \begin{frame}[fragile] \begin{verbatim} > dim(X) #dimension of our matrix X [1] 2194 12276 > length(Y) # length of ...
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Difference between {\tt \{} and \verb+{+

Why is {\tt \{} typeset as an ordinary { and not the same as for instance \verb+{+? To illustrate: {\tt With tt:~ \{} \verb+With verb: {+ yields
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Alternatives to $\backslash$

Background Instead of marking up the text with bold or emphasis, I read (and agree) that it is better to define a command, or environment, that describes the content. Then apply text formatting ...
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unicode \begin{verbatim} with cmtt?

A lot of leading-edge programming languages (like Coq and Agda) allow nearly unrestricted use of unicode symbols in program text, so you can have math characters like $\otimes$ (Unicode U+2A02) as ...
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Changing font in tabular

I desperately need someone's help. For the past hour I was trying to perform a task so diabolically difficult, even the Hercules himself couldn't achieve: change the freaking font in a table. My ...
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How to pass an optional argument to an environment with verbatim content?

This is an attempt to make clear what happened in this question of xport (now deleted, sorry). The now deleted question included code that tried to make my answer to this question of xport work for ...
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Is there any package similar to verbatim but with support for icons?

I am looking for a package that provides verbatim environments but also supports different background color, frame style and icons (tips, error, warning etc.) shown on the upper-left corner.
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Any way to show LaTeX example code *and* execute it? [duplicate]

In (La)TeX documentation and tutorials, it is common to show a snippet of code next to the output it generates. It might be two minipages side by side, or a code listing followed by boxed output, or ...
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How can I have a verbatim text in specific sized box?

I am trying to typset the following \resizebox{0.95\textwidth}{!}{% \begin{verbatim} require( "lattice" ) require( "grid" ) \end{verbatim} } I have a lot more to add to this box, and it needs ...
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Produce a hyperlinked DOI?

Friends, I'm trying to write a command that prints appropriately hyperlinked DOIs for a bibliography system. Here was my first attempt \newcommand{\formatdoi}[1]{\href{http://dx.doi.org/#1}{#1}} ...
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Preserving (and Controlling) Expandedness

In most cases, by the time output gets to your screen, arguments are fully expanded and my question is moot. But sometimes (verbatim being a common example), one wishes to operate on arguments with ...
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Displaying `\begin{verbatim}…\end{verbatim}` inside the environment verbatim

I would like to display \begin{verbatim}...\end{verbatim} inside the environment verbatim like in the folowing piece of code. Is it possible ? \begin{verbatim} Bla, bla, ...
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Point to a Verbatim Line using TikZ

I'm trying to use TikZ in beamer to point to a line of code. Here's what I have so far: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{fancyvrb} \begin{document} \begin{frame}[fragile,t] ...
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Inline code and short verb with minted

I it possible to use minted for inline code and to add a short verb sing for minted? Like \lstMakeShortInline| in listings.sty? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{minted} \newminted{tex}{} ...
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center /verbatim text in /figure

I'm trying to center a the content of a figure that has verbatim text in it, but the verbatim text is always right-aligned: \begin{figure} \centering \begin{verbatim} some text here ...
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verbatim useable with a newenvironment definition?

I'm trying to create a simple newenvironment allowing me to display source code in a verbatim text block with a caption, numbering etc. The solution I'm after is with the in-built LaTeX verbatim ...
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Beamer and verbatim sync

I'm preparing a beamer presentation to show some basic TikZ stuff. I would like to have a two columns slide, where on the left I have the TikZ figure, and on the right the generating code. BUT, I also ...
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\verb in csquotes

The following code gives me an error: \documentclass[ngerman]{article} \usepackage{babel,csquotes} \begin{document} \enquote{\verb|foo|} \end{document} I guess this is the classic "you can't use ...