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Supported language highlighters in Pygments for Jekyll and GitHub Pages

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##List of lexers/highlighters supported by pygments:

Format Short names for highlight tag
ABAP abap
ActionScript as, actionscript
ActionScript 3 as3, actionscript3
Ada ada, ada95, ada2005
Agda agda
Alloy alloy
AmbientTalk at, ambienttalk, ambienttalk/2
ANTLR antlr
ANTLR With ActionScript Target antlr-as, antlr-actionscript
ANTLR With C# Target antlr-csharp, antlr-c#
ANTLR With CPP Target antlr-cpp
ANTLR With Java Target antlr-java
ANTLR With ObjectiveC Target antlr-objc
ANTLR With Perl Target antlr-perl
ANTLR With Python Target antlr-python
ANTLR With Ruby Target antlr-ruby, antlr-rb
ApacheConf apacheconf, aconf, apache
APL apl
AppleScript applescript
AspectJ aspectj
aspx-cs aspx-cs
aspx-vb aspx-vb
Asymptote asy, asymptote
autohotkey ahk, autohotkey
AutoIt autoit
Awk awk, gawk, mawk, nawk
Base Makefile basemake
Bash bash, sh, ksh, shell
Bash Session console
Batchfile bat, batch, dosbatch, winbatch
BBCode bbcode
Befunge befunge
BlitzBasic blitzbasic, b3d, bplus
BlitzMax blitzmax, bmax
Boo boo
Brainfuck brainfuck, bf
Bro bro
BUGS bugs, winbugs, openbugs
C c
C# csharp, c#
C++ cpp, c++
c-objdump c-objdump
ca65 assembler ca65
CBM BASIC V2 cbmbas
Ceylon ceylon
CFEngine3 cfengine3, cf3
cfstatement cfs
ChaiScript chai, chaiscript
Chapel chapel, chpl
Cheetah cheetah, spitfire
Cirru cirru
Clay clay
Clojure clojure, clj
ClojureScript clojurescript, cljs
CMake cmake
COBOL cobol
COBOLFree cobolfree
CoffeeScript coffee-script, coffeescript, coffee
Coldfusion CFC cfc
Coldfusion HTML cfm
Common Lisp common-lisp, cl, lisp, elisp, emacs, emacs-lisp
Coq coq
cpp-objdump cpp-objdump, c++-objdumb, cxx-objdump
Croc croc
Cryptol cryptol, cry
CSS css
CSS+Django/Jinja css+django, css+jinja
CSS+Genshi Text css+genshitext, css+genshi
CSS+Lasso css+lasso
CSS+Mako css+mako
CSS+mozpreproc css+mozpreproc
CSS+Myghty css+myghty
CSS+PHP css+php
CSS+Ruby css+erb, css+ruby
CSS+Smarty css+smarty
CUDA cuda, cu
Cypher cypher
Cython cython, pyx, pyrex
D d
d-objdump d-objdump
Darcs Patch dpatch
Dart dart
Debian Control file control, debcontrol
Debian Sourcelist sourceslist, sources.list, debsources
Delphi delphi, pas, pascal, objectpascal
dg dg
Diff diff, udiff
Django/Jinja django, jinja
Docker docker, dockerfile
DTD dtd
Duel duel, jbst, jsonml+bst
Dylan dylan
Dylan session dylan-console, dylan-repl
DylanLID dylan-lid, lid
EBNF ebnf
eC ec
ECL ecl
Eiffel eiffel
Elixir elixir, ex, exs
Elixir iex session iex
Embedded Ragel ragel-em
ERB erb
Erlang erlang
Erlang erl session erl
Evoque evoque
Factor factor
Fancy fancy, fy
Fantom fan
Felix felix, flx
Fortran fortran
FoxPro foxpro, vfp, clipper, xbase
FSharp fsharp
GAP gap
GAS gas, asm
Genshi genshi, kid, xml+genshi, xml+kid
Genshi Text genshitext
Gettext Catalog pot, po
Gherkin cucumber, gherkin
GLSL glsl
Gnuplot gnuplot
Go go
Golo golo
GoodData-CL gooddata-cl
Gosu gosu
Gosu Template gst
Groff groff, nroff, man
Groovy groovy
Haml haml
Handlebars handlebars
Haskell haskell, hs
Haxe hx, haxe, hxsl
HTML html
HTML+Cheetah html+cheetah, html+spitfire, htmlcheetah
HTML+Django/Jinja html+django, html+jinja, htmldjango
HTML+Evoque html+evoque
HTML+Genshi html+genshi, html+kid
HTML+Handlebars html+handlebars
HTML+Lasso html+lasso
HTML+Mako html+mako
HTML+Myghty html+myghty
HTML+PHP html+php
HTML+Smarty html+smarty
HTML+Twig html+twig
HTML+Velocity html+velocity
HTTP http
Hxml haxeml, hxml
Hy hylang
Hybris hybris, hy
IDL idl
Idris idris, idr
Igor igor, igorpro
Inform 6 inform6, i6
Inform 6 template i6t
Inform 7 inform7, i7
INI ini, cfg, dosini
Io io
Ioke ioke, ik
IRC logs irc
Isabelle isabelle
Jade jade
JAGS jags
Jasmin jasmin, jasminxt
Java java
Java Server Page jsp
JavaScript js, javascript
JavaScript+Cheetah js+cheetah, javascript+cheetah, js+spitfire, javascript+spitfire
JavaScript+Django/Jinja js+django, javascript+django, js+jinja, javascript+jinja
JavaScript+Genshi Text js+genshitext, js+genshi, javascript+genshitext, javascript+genshi
JavaScript+Lasso js+lasso, javascript+lasso
JavaScript+Mako js+mako, javascript+mako
Javascript+mozpreproc javascript+mozpreproc
JavaScript+Myghty js+myghty, javascript+myghty
JavaScript+PHP js+php, javascript+php
JavaScript+Ruby js+erb, javascript+erb, js+ruby, javascript+ruby
JavaScript+Smarty js+smarty, javascript+smarty
JSON json
JSON-LD jsonld, json-ld
Julia julia, jl
Julia console jlcon
Kal kal
Kconfig kconfig, menuconfig, linux-config, kernel-config
Koka koka
Kotlin kotlin
Lasso lasso, lassoscript
Lean lean
Lighttpd configuration file lighty, lighttpd
Limbo limbo
liquid liquid
Literate Agda lagda, literate-agda
Literate Cryptol lcry, literate-cryptol, lcryptol
Literate Haskell lhs, literate-haskell, lhaskell
Literate Idris lidr, literate-idris, lidris
LiveScript live-script, livescript
LLVM llvm
Logos logos
Logtalk logtalk
LSL lsl
Lua lua
Makefile make, makefile, mf, bsdmake
Mako mako
MAQL maql
Mask mask
Mason mason
Mathematica mathematica, mma, nb
Matlab matlab
Matlab session matlabsession
MiniD minid
Modelica modelica
Modula-2 modula2, m2
MoinMoin/Trac Wiki markup trac-wiki, moin
Monkey monkey
MOOCode moocode, moo
MoonScript moon, moonscript
mozhashpreproc mozhashpreproc
mozpercentpreproc mozpercentpreproc
MQL mql, mq4, mq5, mql4, mql5
Mscgen mscgen, msc
MuPAD mupad
MXML mxml
Myghty myghty
MySQL mysql
NASM nasm
Nemerle nemerle
nesC nesc
NewLisp newlisp
Newspeak newspeak
Nginx configuration file nginx
Nimrod nimrod, nim
Nit nit
Nix nixos, nix
NSIS nsis, nsi, nsh
NumPy numpy
objdump objdump
objdump-nasm objdump-nasm
Objective-C objective-c, objectivec, obj-c, objc
Objective-C++ objective-c++, objectivec++, obj-c++, objc++
Objective-J objective-j, objectivej, obj-j, objj
OCaml ocaml
Octave octave
Ooc ooc
Opa opa
OpenEdge ABL openedge, abl, progress
Pan pan
Pawn pawn
Perl perl, pl
Perl6 perl6, pl6
PHP php, php3, php4, php5
Pig pig
Pike pike
PL/pgSQL plpgsql
PostgreSQL console (psql) psql, postgresql-console, postgres-console
PostgreSQL SQL dialect postgresql, postgres
PostScript postscript, postscr
POVRay pov
PowerShell powershell, posh, ps1, psm1
Prolog prolog
Properties properties, jproperties
Protocol Buffer protobuf, proto
Puppet puppet
PyPy Log pypylog, pypy
Python python, py, sage
Python 3 python3, py3
Python 3.0 Traceback py3tb
Python console session pycon
Python Traceback pytb
QBasic qbasic, basic
QML qml
Racket racket, rkt
Ragel ragel
Ragel in C Host ragel-c
Ragel in CPP Host ragel-cpp
Ragel in D Host ragel-d
Ragel in Java Host ragel-java
Ragel in Objective C Host ragel-objc
Ragel in Ruby Host ragel-ruby, ragel-rb
Raw token data raw
RConsole rconsole, rout
Rd rd
REBOL rebol
Red red, red/system
Redcode redcode
reg registry
ResourceBundle resource, resourcebundle
reStructuredText rst, rest, restructuredtext
Rexx rexx, arexx
RHTML rhtml, html+erb, html+ruby
RobotFramework robotframework
RPMSpec spec
RQL rql
RSL rsl
Ruby rb, ruby, duby
Ruby irb session rbcon, irb
Rust rust
S splus, s, r
Sass sass
Scala scala
Scalate Server Page ssp
Scaml scaml
Scheme scheme, scm
Scilab scilab
SCSS scss
Shell Session shell-session
Slim slim
Smali smali
Smalltalk smalltalk, squeak, st
Smarty smarty
Snobol snobol
SourcePawn sp
SPARQL sparql
SQL sql
sqlite3con sqlite3
SquidConf squidconf, squid.conf, squid
Stan stan
Standard ML sml
Swift swift
SWIG swig
systemverilog systemverilog, sv
TADS 3 tads3
Tcl tcl
Tcsh tcsh, csh
Tea tea
TeX tex, latex
Text only text
Todotxt todotxt
Treetop treetop
Twig twig
TypeScript ts
UrbiScript urbiscript
Vala vala, vapi
VB.net vb.net, vbnet
VCTreeStatus vctreestatus
Velocity velocity
verilog verilog, v
VGL vgl
vhdl vhdl
VimL vim
XML xml
XML+Cheetah xml+cheetah, xml+spitfire
XML+Django/Jinja xml+django, xml+jinja
XML+Evoque xml+evoque
XML+Lasso xml+lasso
XML+Mako xml+mako
XML+Myghty xml+myghty
XML+PHP xml+php
XML+Ruby xml+erb, xml+ruby
XML+Smarty xml+smarty
XML+Velocity xml+velocity
XQuery xquery, xqy, xq, xql, xqm
XSLT xslt
Xtend xtend
XUL+mozpreproc xul+mozpreproc
YAML yaml
YAML+Jinja yaml+jinja, salt, sls
Zephir zephir

How this list was created

I wanted to highlight ini files in postfix configuration post and was looking for a list of languages supported by jekyll’s pygments plugin. So I could use it in {% highlight {language} %} tag. But I couldn’t find a proper list so I dig into pygments code documentation to find supported highlighters and landed on Available Lexers page on pygments.org site.

To make your and mine life easier I setup a python virtualenv and did pip install pygments and wrote this script:

from pygments.lexers import get_all_lexers

lexers = get_all_lexers()
print """
			Short names for highlight tag
for lexer in lexers:
	print "<tr>\n"
	print "\t<td>" + lexer[0] + "</td>"
	print "\t<td>" + ", ".join(lexer[1]) + "</td>"
print "</table>";

It yields us the required list in table. I found ini and cfg in the list so I used them as {% highlight ini %} and {% highlight cfg %}.