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.TH PYGMENTIZE 1 "October 30, 2006"

pygmentize \- highlights the input file

.B \fBpygmentize\fP
.RI  [-l\ \fI<lexer>\fP]\ [-f\ \fI<formatter>\fP]\ [-O\ \fI<options>\fP]\ [-o\ \fI<outfile>\fP]\ [\fI<infile>\fP]
.B \fBpygmentize\fP
.RI -S\ \fI<style>\fP\ -f\ \fI<formatter>\fP\ [-a\ \fI<arg>\fP]\ [-O\ \fI<options>\fP]
.B \fBpygmentize\fP
.RI -L\ |\ -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!
\fBpygmentize\fP is a command that uses Pygments to highlight the input file and
write the result to \fI<outfile>\fP. If no \fI<infile>\fP is given, stdin is used.
A summary of options is included below.
.B \-l \fI<lexer>\fP
Set 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).
.B \-f \fI<formatter>\fP
Set 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.
.B \-o \fI<outfile>\fP
Set output file. If not given, stdout is used.
.B \-O \fI<options>\fP
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.
.B \-S \fI<style>\fP
Print out style definitions for style <style> and for formatter <formatter>.
The meaning of the argument given by
.B \-a \fI<arg>\fP
is formatter dependent and can be found in the documentation.
.B \-L
List all available lexers and formatters.
.B \-h
Show help screen.
.B \-V
Show version of the program.
pygmentize was written by Georg Brandl <g.brandl@gmx.net>.
This manual page was written by Piotr Ozarowski <ozarow@gmail.com>,
for the Debian project (but may be used by others).