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Last Update:

20 Aug 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • André Simon


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Highlight Code Converter

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4.1 | Updated: 20 Aug 2021



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Highlight Code Converter 4.1

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At least one file within this package has greater than 0 detections, but less than 5

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Highlight Code Converter, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Highlight Code Converter, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Highlight Code Converter, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade highlight -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade highlight -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install highlight
    name: highlight
    version: '4.1'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'highlight' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '4.1'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller highlight
    Name     = "highlight"
    Version  = "4.1"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'highlight':
  ensure   => '4.1',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 20 Aug 2021.


Highlight converts sourcecode to HTML, XHTML, RTF, LaTeX, TeX, SVG, BBCode and terminal escape sequences with coloured syntax highlighting. Language definitions and colour themes are customizable.

$packageArgs = @{
   packageName = 'highlight'
   fileType = 'exe'
   silentArgs = '/verysilent'
   url64bit = ''
   checksum64 = 'e2559d86de320c2845ad86b5a165f2573563facc4003fe556f94505056f7fa41'
   checksumType64 = 'sha256'
   url = ''
   checksum = '0cb5e9a9322399dce5050a5ef3f9f53f14d8aba98920c85ba07e94850ddf073d'
   checksumType = 'sha256'

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Highlight Code Converter 4.0 140 Wednesday, April 7, 2021 Approved
Highlight Code Converter 3.55 423 Thursday, January 30, 2020 Approved
Highlight Code Converter 3.44 392 Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Approved
Highlight Code Converter 3.43 282 Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Approved
Highlight Code Converter 3.41 367 Monday, January 15, 2018 Approved
Highlight Code Converter 3.40 387 Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Approved
Highlight Code Converter 3.39 456 Tuesday, August 1, 2017 Approved
Highlight Code Converter 3.36 437 Wednesday, April 5, 2017 Approved
Highlight Code Converter 3.35 373 Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Approved

  • Coloured output in HTML, RTF, ODT, TeX, LaTeX, SVG, Pango, BBCode and ANSI terminal sequences
  • Supports 240 programming languages
  • Includes a variety of themes and access to the database
  • Customizable keyword groups
  • Recognition of nested languages
  • Reformatting and indentation of C, C++, C# and Java source code
  • Language definitions and themes are Lua scripts
  • Plug-In interface to tweak the output
  • Semantic Highlighting (LSP client)
  • Automated validation of the syntax parsing
  • CLI, GUI and Lib builds
  • Available for Linux/Mac/Windows

This package has no dependencies.

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