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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How to highlight operators and brackets in a C listing?

How can I apply a certain style to C (or, well, any other programming language) operators? So that when I write \begin{lstlistings}[language=C++] int i = 0; if(i > 1) { // do ...
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autogobble for lstinputlistings

In the manual for listings it says that gobble has no effect for lstinputlistings. Since the manual is about four years old now and after reading How to automatically skip leading white spaces in ...
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Center caption in listing

I want to put the caption of my listing in the center but I can't do that. Do you have any idea how I could achieve this? The code: \documentclass{report} \usepackage{color} \usepackage{xcolor} \...
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How make a LaTeX document that generates a PDF from which copy-paste works correctly for empty lines and leading space indentation?

We are writing a PDF document in LaTeX that contains various installation instructions and other technology text. Our idea is that the user reads various instructions in Serif font and then there's ...
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listings bug: space after literate replacement lost with spaceflexible/fullflexible columns

Problem with space being lost in listings immediately after a literate replacement when using columns=spaceflexible or columns=fullflexible (appears correctly with columns=flexible). A small example ...
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Listings: syntax for literate

In the documentation for the listings package it says: literate = [*]<replacement item>. . .<replacement item> First note that there are no commas between the items. Each item ...
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listings in a footnote

This code won't compile: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{listings} \lstset{ language=C, basicstyle=\small } \begin{document} lorem ipsum\footnote{% \begin{lstlisting} // some C code or ...
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mixing minted with lstlisting

I have a List of Listings that looks like this: The first listing, which is correct, uses lstlisting. 3.1 is the correct chapter. The second listing uses minted. Somehow it shows 1 as chapter, which ...
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error with LuaLaTeX, lstinputlisting and an extension-less file

I'm having troubles with LuaLaTeX and the listings package: the former doesn't seem to accept me performing \lstinputlisting on a filename that doesn't have an extension. Minimal example: Makefile: ...
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Listings package does not break

The following code does not break even though the breaklines and breakatwhitespace is set: \lstset{ language=XML, numbers=left, numberstyle=\tiny\color{gray}, stepnumber=1, ...
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UTF characters in listings

I use lstlistings for code and a lot of special characters can be displayed with literate. See my MWE \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{...
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How to change font size for specific lstlisting

I have a java lstlisting and it is too big and does not mach a single page. Is there any way to specify font for specific listing, not all listings in document?
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minted vs. listings: pros and cons

While I'm switching from minted to listings, I would like to ask you for this comparison. The following is what it comes to my mind till now: minted needs Pygments to work, listings does not (this ...
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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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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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How to display LaTeX code and the typeset version next to each other without repeating myself?

I would like to write some LaTeX code, and without repeating myself, I would like that to be used for displaying that particular piece of code as-is and its typeset version, next to each other. The ...
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Adding C++ code in Latex

So I am adding some C++ code snippets in my document using \lstset {language=C++} \begin{lstlisting} for (int i=0; i<iterations;i++) { do something } \end{lstlisting} My issue is that the font ...
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lstlisting in two columns

I would like to have two listings, side by side. They have approximately the same length, therefore I don't care about how it's layed out if one part is longer. I tried \begin{minipage}{\textwidth} ...
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Which package to use for writing algorithms?

I am looking for a package that will allow me to write pseudocode of algorithms. The pseudocode may include mathematical symbols, like \forall, \in and subscripts. But I would like also to "talk" ...
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How to accept three different languages on lstlisting

How to accept three language different? \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[brazil]{babel} \usepackage{xcolor,tikz} \usepackage{showexpl} % exibe ...
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How to align comments with lstlistings?

I am using listings with these settings: \lstset{language=C++,basicstyle=\small\sffamily, numbers=none, frame=tb, columns=fullflexible, showstringspaces=false } I like the proportionally set ...
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\textcolor within lstlisting?

I have some pseudo-code where I want to highlight some sections in a different color (this is why: in an assignment at university, I have some code given and have to adapt it. I want to highlight what ...
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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 show a hint when lstlisting is breaking page?

I use inline lstlisting-blocks with caption. I have several listings that are running over more than one page or starting at the end of a page. Now I want to place a hint for the readers, that the ...
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How can I put lstlisting block into subfloat block?

I'm trying to compile my document but it's exploding. I've narrowed it down to this section: \begin{figure}[h] \caption{These are my awesome code snippets} \subfloat[This code runs every cycle.]{ \...
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Is there a possibility to make reference to the line in the lstlisting environment?

I was wondering if it is possible to refer to the lines of the code enclosed in lstlisting environment rather than just manually write a number of the line I want to describe. I have never met with ...
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tcolorbox listing error using beamers begin{frame}

I've just started using the tcolorbox package for slides for a LaTeX course. It works nicely to box LaTeX code, interacting with the listings package. However, I ran into trouble when I tried to make ...
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listings package changes hyphens to minus signs [duplicate]

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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Can the listings package be set up to highlight Prolog code like minted does?

I am interested to know how listings can be customized to mimic the Pygments's Prolog lexer (i.e. make Prolog code represented by listings look the same as it is done with minted) I previously asked ...
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Fixed Width Font with LTXexample environment

Not sure why this problem has eluded me but I can't seem to get fixed width font in the code portion. I thought that this question on how to change code font would do the trick but it doesn't for me. ...
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Background overflows when using rounded corners for listings (package: `listings`)

I'm using listings to list code in my document, and I want the code to be displayed in a frame with rounded corners and a grey background color. But the background overflows the frame, as if the frame ...
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Unicode characters in lstlisting

I need to include code in the appendix of my thesis. The code contains comments and the compilation instantly breaks returning: Unicode char �\lst@FillFixed@ (U+5A8) (inputenc) not set ...
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Placing listing and figure side by side in memoir

I am writing a document using the memoir class where I want to place listings (with the listings package) and figures side by side. My first approach was to save the listing in a box and use subbottom ...
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How can I ensure that a listing is not going to be split?

How can I ensure that a listing is not going to be split? If it is going to be split I want that the entire listing to move to the following page, effectively moving everything at pass. I mean any ...
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How to use showexpl with an external class?

The showexpl package defines LTXexample environment which allows to define a latex code and shows its result side by side. The problem is that it uses the same document class where the LaTeX code is ...
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How can I delete non-letter keywords (such as '<-')?

I am using the package to try and format my R code, and I don't like some of the things that are being treated as keywords (for the coloring scheme). However, when I specify deletekeywords={*,<-} ...
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Bottom frame of listing appears on top of the next page

As the title says. I use, among other things, the following in my lstset: framerule=1pt, frame=tblr Some places a page break happens in the middle of my \lstlisting. Fine. But sometimes the whole ...
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Listing with background color not line breaking correctly

I'm working on a project where I want to display an amino acid sequence. I want to let tex decide where to put the line breaks, but it doesn't seem to work in conjunction with highlighting certain ...
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Recent issues with lstlinebgrd package with listings after the latter's update[September 02,2018]

I could run the program without any problem while highlighting few lines of code using listings and lstlinebgrd packages. But the recent update of listings package v1.7 is giving me error even on the ...
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How can I define multiple identifier classes and styles in listings?

I'm trying to add different styles (color, etc.) to different groups of words in the listings package. Note that my question is different from How can I use multiple declarations (\textbf, \emph) in ...
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Listings language definition keyword suffixes

I'm trying to create a listings language definition for ARM assembly and many of the instructions have prefixes/suffixes (i.e. BGT, BLE, BNE, BEQ branch instructions). Is there a way to define B with ...
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Package Listings Warning: Text dropped after begin of listing when calling function

I'm trying to this: \newcommand{\code}[1] {\begin{lstlisting} {#1} \end{lstlisting} } But I keep getting this error: Package Listings Warning: Text dropped after begin of listing I'm calling \...
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Spacing issue with literate in listings

I answered this question and OP showed me a problem with the answer. The code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{listings} \lstset{ % keepspaces, % Apparently this ...
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How to use a comma in lstlisting keywords?

I am creating a language for the doxygen tool. I need to create a set of new keywords. When I try to use the comma in one of them, it does not highlighting. I protect comma with a backslash, but it ...
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Why the empty space size is increasing each call to my calculate listing header command?

I learned how to create a list of codes on my thesis on the question Setting Entries of List of Listings in LaTeX. Package Listings and I put that command on another file with english tiles as \...
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Skip line numbers and resume from specific number

I'm a total latex noob, I would like to accomplish something similar to what has been asked here, but rather than resuming numbering from where it was left off, I'd like to pass the new line number as ...
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Listings: recognize numbers and `1e-3`

This is a follow up question. Have a look at this one: Listings: syntax for literate with the solution by karlkoeller %Minimal \documentclass[]{report} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[...
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Tabs vs spaces in listings: what's the difference and should I care?

This is a follow-up question to Problem with Listings package concerning line breaking and wrong alignment. Why do I experience problems when I copy and paste code inside the lstlisting environment? ...
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Unicode characters changing order in listings (XeTeX)

I am trying to input code listings with unicode characters and everything seems to work (more or less) except some unicode characters being displayed out of order. For example instead of służąca do ...
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Background images for code listings

I've been searching around but I can't find any info for adding an image background for my code listing using the listings package. Is there a way to do this?

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