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highlight(1)				user documentation			     highlight(1)

       Highlight - a universal sourcecode to formatted text converter

       highlight [OPTIONS]... [FILES]...

       Highlight  converts sourcecode to HTML, XHTML, RTF, ODT, LaTeX, TeX, BBCode, SVG, XTERM or
       ANSI escape sequences.  There are several colour themes available.   Highlight  recognizes
       keywords,  numbers,  strings,  comments, symbols and preprocessor directives.  It supports
       about 160 programming languages, which are defined in Lua scripts.

       It's easily possible to enhance highlight's database of programming languages  and  colour
       themes.	See the README file for details.

General options
       -B, --batch-recursive=<wildcard>
	      convert all files matching the wildcard (uses recursive search)

       -D, --data-dir=<path>
	      set path to highlight data directory

	      set path to an additional configuration directory

	      set path to a lang or theme file

       -h, --help
	      print this help

       -i, --input=<file>
	      name of input file

       -o, --output=<file>
	      name of output file

       -d, --outdir=<output directory>
	      name of output directory

       -P, --progress
	      print progress bar in batch mode

       -S, --syntax=<type>
	      set type of source code, necessary if input file suffix is missing

       -v, --verbose
	      print debug info to stderr

       -p, --list-langs
	      list installed language definitions

       -q, --quiet
	      supress progress info in batch mode

       -w, --list-themes
	      list installed themes

	      generate output if input syntax is unknown

	      execute Lua plug-in script; repeat option to apply multiple plug-ins

	      set input file for a plug-in (e.g. 'tags')

	      print path configuration

	      print stylesheet only (see --style-outfile)

	      ignore listed unknown file types (Example: --skip='bak;c~;h~')

	      define nested language which starts input without opening delimiter

	      test if input is a valid text file

	      print version and copyright info

Output formatting options
       -O, --out-format=<format>
	      output  file  in	given  format  <format>=[html, xhtml, latex, tex, rtf, odt, ansi,
	      xterm256, bbcode, svg]

       -c, --style-outfile=<file>
	      name of style definition file or output to stdout, if "stdout"  is  given  as  file

       -T, --doc-title
	      document title

       -e, --style-infile=<file>
	      name of file to be included in style-outfile

       -f, --fragment
	      omit header and footer of the output document

       -F, --reformat=<style>
	      reformat	output	in  given  style.  <style>=[allman, banner, gnu, java, kr, linux,
	      stroustrup, whitesmith]

       -I, --include-style
	      include style definition in output

       -J, --line-length=<num>
	      line length before wrapping (see -W, -V)

       -j, --line-number-length=<num>
	      line number length incl. left padding

       -k, --font=<font>
	      set font (specific to output format)

       -K, --font-size=<num?>
	      set font size (specific to output format)

       -l, --line-numbers
	      print line numbers in output file

       -m, --line-number-start=<cnt>
	      start line numbering with cnt (assumes -l)

       -s, --style=<style name>
	      set highlighting style (see --list-themes)

       -t  --replace-tabs=<num>
	      replace tabs by num spaces

       -u, --encoding=<enc>
	      set output encoding which matches input file encoding; omit encoding information if
	      set to "NONE"

       -V, --wrap-simple
	      wrap long lines without indenting function parameters and statements

       -W, --wrap
	      wrap long lines (use with caution)

       -z, --zeroes
	      fill leading space of line numbers with zeroes

	      output all keywords in given case if language is not case sensitive

	      set CR as end-of-line delimiter (MacOS 9)

	      omit trailing newline

	      omit line numbers of wrapped lines (assumes -l)

       -a, --anchors
	      attach anchors to line numbers (HTML only)

       -y, --anchor-prefix=<str>
	      set anchor name prefix

       -N, --anchor-filename
	      use input file name as anchor name

       -C, --print-index
	      print index file with links to all output files

       -n, --ordered-list
	      print lines as ordered list items

	      set CSS class name prefix; omit class name if set to "NONE"

	      output CSS within each tag (verbose output)

	      enclose fragmented output with pre tag (assumes -f)

       -b, --babel
	      disable Babel package shorthands

       -r, --replace-quotes
	      replace double quotes by \dq

	      improve appearance of brackets and other symbols

       -x, --page-size=<size>
	      set page size, <size>=[a3, a4, a5, b4, b5, b6, letter]

	      include character stylesheets

	      set image height (units allowed)

	      set image size (see --height)

       --doc  create stand alone document

	      cancel the --doc option

	      the external style sheet filename

	      source language

	-t, --tab=INT
	      specify tab length

	-n, --line-number[=0]
	      number all output lines, optional padding

	      number all output lines and generate an anchor, made of the specified prefix
	       p + the line number  (default='line')

	       output directory

	      if no language definition is found for the input, it is simply copied to the output

       If no in- or output files are specified, stdin and stdout will be used for  in- or output.
       HTML will be generated unless an other output format  is  given.   Style  definitions  are
       stored in highlight.css (HTML, XHTML, SVG) or highlight.sty (LaTeX, TeX) if neither -c nor
       -I is given.  Reformatting code (-F)  will only work with C, C++, C# and Java input files.

       The wrapping options might cause faulty highlighting of multi line comments.

       The parsing information	of  the  programming  languages  is  stored  in  /usr/share/high-
       light/langDefs/.  You may enhance highlight's parsing capabilities by adding more *.lang -
       files to this directory.  You can also define other directories with --data-dir.  Documen-
       tation  files  are stored in /usr/share/doc/highlight/ , configuration files in /etc/high-

       Single file conversion:

       highlight -o hello.html -i hello.c

       highlight -o hello.html hello.c

       highlight -o hello.html -S c < hello.c

       highlight -S c < hello.c > hello.html

       Note that a file highlight.css is created in the current directory.

       Batch file processing:

       highlight --out-format=xhtml  -B '*.cpp' -d /home/you/html_code/

       converts all *.cpp files in the current directory and its subdirectories to  xhtml  files,
       and stores the output in /home/you/html_code.

       highlight --out-format=latex  * -d /home/you/latex_code/

       converts all files to LaTeX, stored in /home/you/latex_code/.

       Use  --quiet  to  improve  performance  of batch file processing (recommended for usage in
       shell scripts).

       Use highlight --out-format=xterm256 <yourfile> | less -R to display a  source  file  in	a

       Andre Simon <as@andre-simon.de>

       README file and highlight webpage at http://www.andre-simon.de/.

Andre Simon				    2012-10-03				     highlight(1)
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