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Outputs syntax-highlighted source code to a variety of formats. More information:

  • Produce a complete HTML document from a source code file:

highlight --out-format={{html}} --style {{theme_name}} --syntax {{language}} {{path/to/source_code}}

  • Produce an HTML fragment, suitable for inclusion in a larger document:

highlight --out-format={{html}} --fragment --syntax {{language}} {{source_file}}

  • Inline the CSS styling in every tag:

highlight --out-format={{html}} --inline-css --syntax {{language}} {{source_file}}

  • List all supported languages, themes, or plugins:

highlight --list-scripts {{langs|themes|plugins}}

  • Print a CSS stylesheet for a theme:

highlight --out-format={{html}} --print-style --style {{theme_name}} --syntax {{language}}] --stdout