Questions tagged [listings]

{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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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 ...
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How to improve listings display of JSON files?

I was wondering if there is a good way for JSON files to be listed with the listings package. The only language definition I could come up with, is this: \lstdefinelanguage{json} { morestring=[b]...
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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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How display LaTeX code in LaTeX document?

I'm making Beamer presentation. How I can display LaTeX code inside presentation?
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Escaping in \lstinline

There are several options for escaping LaTeX code in the lstlisting-environment. But this doesn't seem to work in \lstinline. I'd like to do something like this: \lstinline[escapechar=§]{§\textlangle§...
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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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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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Minus signs vanish with listings and breqn - any solutions?

When using listings and breqn, the minus signs (or dashes, according to the unix.SX site then there's some controversy about which it is) disappear from code listing. Here's an example: \...
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Can the listings package highlight by regexp?

I'm trying to typeset SuperCollider code using the listings package. Any "freestanding" identifiers that begin with a capital letter are class names, and should be highlighted; by "freestanding", I ...
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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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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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Listings: color numbers only out of keywords

With the listings package, I would like to color the integers out of strings and comments and out of keywords too. The question for coloring numbers has been asked several times. Some answer handle ...
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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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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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Automatic background coloring in listings using tikzmark

I am authoring Beamer presentations that feature numerous code listings, and I am required to highlight portions of code with semi-transparent balloons. Yet I've come up with a solution that uses a ...
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lstlisting: how to set code color and frame color

I am using lstlisting to show some code in my PDF. The problem is that when I use: basicstyle=\fontfamily{pcr}\selectfont\footnotesize\color{red}, to change the code color (not only the language ...
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Customizing the list of listings generated by \lstlistoflistings?

I'm using listings in my document, and its command \lstlistoflistings to generate the list of listings. The problem is that I've customized all the other lists (TOC, LOF and LOT). More precisely, I've ...
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How to deal with very long lines that do not contain spaces?

I have a problem with a lstlisting environment. I want to use it for displaying several very long lines that can not be reformatted. Independently of the option breakatwhitespace=true or false my ...
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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 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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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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UTF8 for listings

With German umlauts I have to define these characters (Typesetting UTF8 listings with German Umlaute) and the following MWE is working: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[...
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Listings line numbers that match the linerange specification

This is a follow-up question to First line number in lstinputlisting environment. Consider the MWE: \documentclass{article} %\usepackage{etoolbox}% http://ctan.org/pkg/etoolbox \usepackage{...
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Suppress line numbering for specific lines in listings package

I would like to suppress the line numbering for specific lines in listings package by identifying the specific lines using some kind of command.
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Emphasize (color) contents between two delimiters in listings, but not the delimiters themselves

I want to typeset some LaTeX source code by listings. I've tried this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{listings} \usepackage{xcolor} \lstset{ delim = [s][\ttfamily\color{orange}]{$}{$} } \...
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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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Re-using tikzmark names?

It seems that tikzmark names can't be re-used. In the code below, I try to draw a box outline in the first lstlisting section, and a filled box in the second lstlisting section. In each lstlisting, ...
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Unwanted White Lines in listings environment

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{listings} \usepackage{color} \begin{document} \definecolor{light-gray}{gray}{0.95} \lstset{basicstyle=\ttfamily\footnotesize, backgroundcolor=\color{light-gray},...
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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} \usepackage{...
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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 \newcommand{\mfileMain}{main.m}...
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How to color digits with the listings package

For my project, I've been using the listings package in order to color the keywords, comments, strings, and digits in the code. The thing is, I've managed to color the keywords, comments and strings, ...
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Listings - Only highlight between delimiters

I want to implement a function name color highlighting and I use the listings package. My 'regex' for this is def %s( where def (including space) is the first delimiter %s is the function name and ( ...
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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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How can I highlight YAML code in a pretty way with listings?

I'm trying to highlight simple YAML (the markup language, not the CSS framework) code. I know that there is a solution using pygments and minted, however, I would prefer a solution with \...
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Styling a lstlisting caption using caption package

I'd like to style a caption in a specific way, but I can't seem to figure out the proper settings to do so. First off, I'd like to change the label from "Listing" to "Algorithm" when I use \captionof{...
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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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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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What configuration do you propose for listings.sty to make the output look comfortable?

The objective of this topic is to make a common place where we can share our settings for listings.sty. So we can use this as a reference. Note that I am only interested in the following settings: ...
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How can I get straight double quotes in listings?

My question is related to the following two How to have straight single quotes in lstlistings In the minted package, how do I enforce straight single quotes? but I'm specifically asking about double-...
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Macros for code annotations

I'm wondering if there are some macros for annotating listings as below easily. They are primarily used in books from Manning. Solution For anyone who's interested, this is my macro I finally got: ...
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How to automatically include command line session output in documents?

When I write documents that contain source code examples and snippets the listings package is a great solution to include such things. Especially with the \lstinputlisting command and firstline/...
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How do I prevent conflicts between accsupp and hyperref?

This question is related to the answer to the question Is there a LaTeX trick to prevent a PDF viewer from copying the line number? Unless you turn hyperref off, the following MWE \documentclass{...
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Can the listings package automatically indent source code?

The listings package automatically highlights keywords in source code and makes it look nice. Is it possible to automatically indent the program? For example, in listings, if the following code is ...
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How to insert a nice tilde in a lstlisting?

How do I insert a nice tilde that is centered in the middle in a lstlisting? I found another thread about tildes but I can't apply it because the method described there only works outside of ...
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Double-column listing package

Not too well up on LaTeX, but I want to use the listings package for listings spanning a two-column format. Unfortunately, asterisks cannot save me (like for figures/tables); this doesn't work: \...
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produce copy-paste-able pdf output with correct indentation with listing

Here is a block of latex code to produce some Python code. I'd like to be able to copy and paste it into Python. \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{listings} % Include the ...
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Highlighting line ranges in a lstlisting: partial solution, but expansion issues

In my quest for a better solution for How to change appearance of a particular line when using \lstincludelisting, I came across the linebackground= option Martin Scharrer added to the listings ...
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Listing of a file with underscores in its name/path

I am writing a report with LaTeX and I need to list some source code. One of the files has some underscores in its path/name. When compiling the following line : \lstinputlisting[label=source_code,...
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Customizing the list of listings from minted

This question is in regards to customizing the format of the list of listings produced with the minted package. In particular, I want to replicate the formatting produced via the tocloft for Figures: ...
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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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