# pygments: Generic syntax highlighter¶

## Description¶

Pygments is a syntax highlighting package written in Python.

It is a generic syntax highlighter suitable for use in code hosting, forums, wikis or other applications that need to prettify source code. Highlights are:

• a wide range of over 300 languages and other text 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, RTF, SVG, all image formats that PIL supports and ANSI sequences

• it is usable as a command-line tool and as a library

Modified BSD

Python

## Special Update/Build Instructions¶

Patches included:

• sage_prompt.patch: patch pygments/lexers/agile.py to treat the “sage:” prompt like Python’s “>>>” prompt. This allows a very kludgy patch to be removed from the Sphinx package (see #10118).

standard

## Version Information¶

package-version.txt:

2.3.1.p0


install-requires.txt:

pygments >=2.3.1


## Equivalent System Packages¶

conda:

$conda install pygments python:pygments  macports: install the following packages: pygments python:pygments opensuse: $ sudo zypper install pygments python:pygments


However, these system packages will not be used for building Sage because using Python site-packages is not supported by the Sage distribution; see https://trac.sagemath.org/ticket/29023