pygmentize - highlights the input file


   pygmentize      [-l <lexer>] [-F <filter>[:<options>]] [-f <formatter>]
   [-O <options>] [-P <option=value>] [-o <outfile>] [<infile>]
   -S <style> -f <formatter> [-a <arg>] [-O <options>] [-P <option=value>]
   pygmentize -L [<which> ...]
   pygmentize -H <type> <name>
   pygmentize -h | -V


   Pygments  is  a generic syntax highlighter for general use in all kinds
   of software such as forum systems, wikis  or  other  applications  that
   need to prettify source code.

   Its highlights are:
     * a wide range of common languages and markup formats is supported
     *  special attention is paid to details, increasing quality by a fair
     * support for new languages and formats are added easily
     * a  number  of  output  formats,  presently  HTML,  LaTeX  and  ANSI
     * it is usable as a command-line tool and as a library
     * ... and it highlights even Brainfuck!

   pygmentize  is a command that uses Pygments to highlight the input file
   and write the result to <outfile>. If no <infile> is  given,  stdin  is


   A summary of options is included below.

   -l <lexer>
          Set  the lexer name. If not given, the lexer is guessed from the
          extension of the input file name (this obviously doesn't work if
          the input is stdin).

   -F <filter>[:<options>]
          Add  a  filter  to the token stream. You can give options in the
          same way as for -O after a colon (note: there must not be spaces
          around the colon).  This option can be given multiple times.

   -f <formatter>
          Set  the  formatter  name. If not given, it will be guessed from
          the extension of the output file name.  If  no  output  file  is
          given, the terminal formatter will be used by default.

   -o <outfile>
          Set output file. If not given, stdout is used.

   -O <options>
          With  this option, you can give the lexer and formatter a comma-
          separated list of options, e.g. "-O bg=light,python=cool". Which
          options  are  valid for which lexers and formatters can be found
          in the documentation.  This option can be given multiple times.

   -P <option=value>
          This option adds lexer and formatter options like the -O option,
          but  you  can  only give one option per -P. That way, the option
          value may contain commas and equals signs, which it  can't  with

   -S <style>
          Print  out style definitions for style <style> and for formatter
          <formatter>.  The meaning of the argument given by -a  <arg>  is
          formatter dependent and can be found in the documentation.

   -L [<which> ...]
          List  lexers,  formatters, styles or filters. Set <which> to the
          thing you want to list (e.g.  "styles"),  or  omit  it  to  list

   -H <type> <name>
          Print  detailed help for the object <name> of type <type>, where
          <type> is one of "lexer", "formatter" or "filter".

   -h     Show help screen.

   -V     Show version of the Pygments package.




   pygmentize was written by Georg Brandl <>.

   This manual page was written by Piotr Ozarowski <>, for
   the Debian project (but may be used by others).

                           February 15, 2007                 PYGMENTIZE(1)


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