I'm getting the following error when trying to run minted package on tex file:

runsystem(for ^%i in (pygmentize.exe pygmentize.bat pygmentize.cmd) do set > Ma
sterThesis_CamiloCruz.aex <nul: /p x=^%~$PATH:i>> MasterThesis_CamiloCruz.aex).

! Emergency stop.
<read 3> 

l.44 \begin{document}
*** (cannot \read from terminal in nonstop modes)

I'm assuming the error has to be with minted package installation because when I comment the lines it successfully compiles:


I already installed and updated all the packages from MikTeX, checked the proposed solutions from How to use minted under MikTeX and Windows 7? and How to install syntax highlight package minted on Windows 7?

I have already tried to use Python 2.7 installation with no results.

I also have installed Anaconda3 and edited the PATH system variable with C:\Users\USER\Anaconda3 for Python 3.6 and C:\Users\USER\Anaconda3\Scripts for pygmentize (checked with CMD pygmentize -h).

I really don't know how to fix this problem since it was working fine before I reinstalled Windows OS. Any idea?

The latex content can be found here: https://pastebin.com/NPMq80Pm and the error log here: https://pastebin.com/raw/VRpGNiKY

NOTE: I'm running TeXstudio 2.12.6, Python 3.6.1 :: Anaconda 4.4.0 (64-bit) over Windows 10 (x64)

  • This may be a bug in the latest MiKTeX update. See github.com/gpoore/minted/issues/175.
    – G. Poore
    Aug 10, 2017 at 14:23
  • @G.Poore Thanks a lot, I uninstalled MikTeX and installed TexLive and now it's working fine.
    – Camilo
    Aug 10, 2017 at 15:59

1 Answer 1


This is fixed in the latest MiKTeX release. Just run the MiKTeX updater to get the latest version.

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