Questions tagged [verbatim]

{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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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 this:...
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Verbatim environment that can break 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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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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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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Verbatim in beamer showing error: “File ended while scanning use of \@xverbatim.”

I am using Texmaker and MiKTeX on Windows 7. I have the following beamer code, \documentclass{beamer} \theme{AnnArbor} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \begin{verbatim} \begin{frame}[<alignment&...
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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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Change font size of the verbatim environment

I want to apply small fonts inside the Verbatim environment e.g. {\small \begin{Verbatim} 1 double x, y; 2 double z, w; 3 main(); 4 return 0; \end{Verbatim}} Before the command \small and ...
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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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How to center verbatim [duplicate]

\begin{figure} \centerline \begin{verbatim} for (int a = 0; a < 10; a++) for (int b = 0; b < 10; b++) ... \end{verbatim} \caption{C++ code} \end{figure} I would like the figure to be ...
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How to draw box around text that contains a verbatim block?

Typically, to box in some text, I use the following: \fbox { \parbox{\linewidth}{ This is some text! Blah blah blah... } } However, say I have a verbatim block within that. It will never ...
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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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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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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-align the verbatim environment

I am trying to center align 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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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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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 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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End \verbatim command

The verbatim environment is used to display LaTeX commands instead of having them executed. To display a single command in-line, the \verb|| command can be used. To display a whole block, we can use ...
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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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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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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 \end{...
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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 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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Highlighting a .diff file

Is there a way to highlight the syntax of a diff file (i.e. by using the listings package)?
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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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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{{} \immediate\...
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Defining a new environment extending a verbatim environment

Why is it not possible to define a new environment that extends a verbatim environment? Consider, e.g.: \documentclass{article} \newenvironment{myverbatim}{\tiny\begin{verbatim}}{\end{verbatim}} \...
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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]|} foo&\the\...
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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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Boldface and subscripts in verbatim mode?

How do I create boldface and subscripts in verbatim mode? I've seen mention of a fancyvrb package that might be able to help. Can anyone provide working LaTeX code, either with or without fancyvrb?
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verbatim environment does not work with beamer [duplicate]

I want my Java code to be typeset in a monospaced font, so I am using the verbatim environment. LaTeX commands are highlighted in Eclipse, but as soon as I use the verbatim environment everything ...
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escape `|' in \verb

In LaTeX, if I use \verb, how can I escape |? For example, I want to display ab|bc: \verb|ab[]bc|. What should replace []?
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How to write math symbols in a verbatim?

Basically I have a section that is describing my algorithm in a pseudo code kind of way, and so I want that text to look like the verbatim text except I still want to be able to use math symbols. Is ...
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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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control vertical space before and after verbatim environment?

How do I control how much vertical space appears before and after a verbatim environment? With the following source (run through pdflatex): \documentclass[varwidth]{standalone} \begin{document} text ...
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How to add line numbers to a program listing/code? [duplicate]

How do I copy code in to latex to get a result which looks like this: ...Without the red bars of course. I don't know how to get the numbering on the left side when I compile LaTeX. Using \verbatim ...
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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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How to use “`” in the same way it is used on the SE websites?

On any SE post one can use the backtick symbol ("`") in order to mark some text as being a piece of code, or computer output. For example: void main(). Is there a way to make use of "`" the same way ...
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Tex capacity exceeded compiling only 50 lines latex file (pdftex), seg. fault (lualatex)

This is one of the strangest things I've seen in Latex (and I have seen many strange things). 50 lines of code, almost all of it is verbatim. Any small change to the verbatim can cause the error to ...
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Fancy code environment

I'm writing a small tutorial about LaTeX. So I'd like to insert some code and obtain the result on the right. I'm almost there. I got the desired output but I'd like something more clear, that is, ...
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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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Latex equivalent of <pre>

This is probably a simple question, but I can't find the answer anywhere. How can I tell tex (latex specifically) not to format a piece of text? I.e. I want to keep indentation, line breaks, etc.
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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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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 \@ifstar\@...
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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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what is the differences between “\verb” and “\tt”

I am wondering the diffference between \verb and \tt. For example \verb|difference| appears the same with \tt{difference}
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Line-break inside a `\verb'

I have set my text editor to wrap text at 76 columns. When including verbatim text in-line, my text editor did an auto-word-wrap and I ended up with something that looked like: \item Just another ...
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lstlisting in a newenvironment

I have a problem with the lstlisting package. I want to define an \newenvironment with one obligatory parameter, which will be the caption name for the lstlisting. I will also have other lstlisting ...
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How to copy/paste from lstlistings? [duplicate]

I'm trying to write code in a LaTeX document that can be copy/pasted from an outputted pdf using Adobe Reader and that also word wraps, rather than breach the right margin. I've found that in ...