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HsColour - generate colourised output for Haskell code


HsColour options [file.hs]


HsColour is a program that colourises Haskell code. It currently has six output formats: ANSI terminal codes, HTML 3.2 with <font> tags, HTML 4.01 with CSS, XHTML 1.0 with inline CSS styling, LaTeX, and mIRC chat client codes.

Flag reference:

Print out version information.
A rudimentary help message.

Write the output to the specified file.

Write output with ANSI terminal code colours (this is the default).

Write output in HTML 3.2 format with font tags.

Write output in HTML 4.01 format with CSS styling.

Write output in XHTML 1.0 format with inline CSS styling.

Write output as LaTeX source code.

Output for IRC.

When outputting HTML etc, inform HsColour that the input Haskell code is Literate Haskell.

When outputting LaTeX, inform HsColour that the input Haskell code is Literate Haskell.

In HTML mode add named anchors.

Create output fragments (ie omit the HTML DOCTYPE header, CSS stylesheet link, or LaTeX prologue) for embedding in a larger document.

Print out the default CSS definitions, in case you lose the .css file.

Turn off -lit mode.

Turn off -anchor mode.

Turn off -partial mode. .


Copyright © 2003-2009 Malcolm Wallace and Bjorn Bringert

This program comes with NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law. You may redistribute copies of this program under the terms of the GNU General Public License. For more information about these matters, see the file named COPYING.


The text for this page was constructed from HsColour's main web page by Erik de Castro Lopo <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

July 2009 HsColour