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       pygmentize - highlights the input file


       pygmentize                         [-l <lexer>] [-F <filter>[:<options>]] [-f <formatter>]
       [-O <options>] [-P <option=value>] [-o <outfile>] [<infile>]
       pygmentize -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 amount
         * support for new languages and formats are added easily
         * a number of output formats, presently HTML, LaTeX and ANSI sequences
         * 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 used.


       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 -O.

       -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 everything.

       -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)