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minted — highlighted source code for LaTeX


minted is a LaTeX package that facilitates expressive syntax highlighting using the Pygments library. The package also provides options to customize the highlighted source code output using fancyvrb.

For instance, this code:

string title = "This is a Unicode π in the sky"
Defined as $\pi=\lim_{n\to\infty}\frac{P_n}{d}$ where $P$ is the perimeter
of an $n$-sided regular polygon circumscribing a
circle of diameter $d$.
const double pi = 3.1415926535

will produce the following rendering:


See the documentation for examples and installation instructions.

Notice that minted requires that LaTeX run with the -shell-escape flag. This has security implications; it allows LaTeX to run external programs. -shell-escape should only be used with documents that you trust.

Development status

minted version 3.0 is now under development, thanks to a TeX Development Fund grant from the TeX Users Group. This will bring a new Python executable that replaces pygmentize. The new executable will be compatible with restricted shell escape, so no more -shell-escape with associated security vulnerabilities. The new executable will also make it possible to extend minted using Python, not just LaTeX macros. This will bring official support for custom lexers, allow including snippets of external files based on regular expressions, and make possible a number of other improvements and bugfixes. For compatibility purposes, the final version of minted v2.x will be released as the compatibility package minted2. Initial beta versions of minted v3.0 are expected by early 2024. A final minted v3.x release including all planned features is expected before the end of summer 2024.


minted is distributed with both TeX Live and MiKTeX. It is also available from CTAN. In any case, Python and Pygments need to be installed separately.


This work may be distributed and/or modified under the conditions of the LaTeX Project Public License (LPPL), version 1.3 or later.

Additionally, the project may be distributed under the terms of the 3-Clause ("New") BSD license.

Please use the project's GitHub site at https://github.com/gpoore/minted for suggestions, feature requests, and bug reports.