Since I can't use the listings packet to display my bash script (because of the wrong syntax highlighting by using i.e. language=bash) I have to use the minted package. So I have two questions:

Does anyone know, if it's possible to correctly syntax highlight a bash script with listings (with \lstdefinelanguage{bash}{...} or something like this)?

This is how it looks like with

\lstset{language=bash,caption={some text above},label=remote_command_execution}

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=> wrong syntax highlighting

I know, that its possible with the minted package. But first: I don't like the font (it's some curlicue font which doesn't look that good for showing some program code) and second: I don't now how to put my code into a "box". With "a box" I mean this here: enter image description here

So the best solution for me would be a correct syntax highlighting for my bash script with listings. Otherwise minted with a better font and "a box".

  • Would be nice to know what exactly you expect to be different. Like coloured variables before the '=' in device=$1 etc. Could you give a coloured example using \textcolor{<color>}{<colored text>}? or some explanation?
    – franziska
    Mar 22, 2017 at 9:50
  • For example, when you use in Linux vi or nano to view your code, you get a correct highlighting (or with any other program, such like sublime or notepad++). Like this: linux.x10host.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/… I'm not dealing with the colors itselfs - i.e. its not important, if the $ is blue or green or whatever. The whole structure should have a correct syntax highlighting, unattached of the colors itselfs. Mar 22, 2017 at 15:15
  • I see. In this answer it is explained that shell is a problem with listings so perhaps you can change to minted and use tcolorbox or something like that for the box.
    – franziska
    Mar 22, 2017 at 16:25
  • Yeah. Minted wouldn't be a problem at all, but you can see my "font problem" perfectly in this answer. Good font: i.stack.imgur.com/bgczV.png // bad minted font: i.stack.imgur.com/plJFk.png . Can i change the minted font in any way? Mar 22, 2017 at 19:26
  • Alright, i get it worked with minted. I will post a solution as an answer. But thanks anyway for your help! Mar 22, 2017 at 19:51

1 Answer 1


This is my solution, for anyone else:


is the answer. You can change the style of your minted code with this. Examples can be found here: https://help.farbox.com/pygments.html

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