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Dracula Theme for Pygments
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Install using Git

If you are a git user, you can install the theme and keep up to date by cloning the repo:

git clone https://github.com/dracula/pygments.git

Install manually

Download using the GitHub .zip download option and unzip them.

Activating theme

You can generate the CSS stylesheet (also included in this repository) by using the included dracula.py file and the Pygments Command Line Interface:

  1. Download Pygments on your machine

  2. Check install location by attempting to install again (may vary depending on Python setup, e.g., Anaconda) by running.

    pip install Pygments

    Which will return:

    Requirement already satisfied: Pygments in /path/to/pygments


    • For an Anaconda setup it should be in ~/anaconda3/lib/python3.x/site-packages/pygments
    • For a non-Anaconda setup it should be in /usr/local/lib/python3.x/dist-packages/pygments
  3. Copy dracula.py into the styles folder.

  4. Run the following command on your terminal:

    pygmentize -S dracula -f html > dracula.css

Activating theme in iPython

To use with iPython:

  1. Run iPython on your Terminal of choice.


  2. To create the blank configuration files, run:

    ipython profile create [profilename]

    If you leave out the profile name, the files will be created for the default profile. These will typically be located in ~/.ipython/profile_default/, and will be named ipython_config.py.

  3. Open ipython_config.py file and append the following:

    c = get_config() c.TerminalInteractiveShell.highlighting_style = "dracula" c.TerminalInteractiveShell.true_color = True