PYGMENTIZE(1) General Commands Manual PYGMENTIZE(1)
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 <format-
ter> [-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.
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).
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.
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.
Set output file. If not given, stdout is used.
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.
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
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
This manual page was written by Piotr Ozarowski <email@example.com>, for
the Debian project (but may be used by others).
February 15, 2007 PYGMENTIZE(1)