How can I print source code in OS X (HTML/PHP) with number lines and without long line truncation? I was used to Gedit on Linux, but here it seems I can't obtain the same with applications such as TextWrangler or TextEdit.

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You can print source code with line numbers and without truncation in TextWrangler, the key is Soft wrap text.

  1. Turn on "Soft Wrap Text" under Text Options.

  2. Open TextWrangler > Preferences

  3. Select "Text Printing" then check the "Print line numbers" checkbox.

  4. Print again, long lines should wrap and line numbers should be present.

Note: you may want to set up "Editor Defaults" in TextWrangler's Preferences, and have it Soft wrap text for you for each file you edit, and to a specified width too.


enscript can be installed via Homebrew and used via Terminal. Start with

enscript -CG2rE -U2 my-source-file.PHP

and read the (extensive) man page for additional features.

  • Presumably you need to find and install this, because it's not in my path on OS X. Aug 4, 2020 at 3:47
  • @OliverBock Indeed. Thanks for pointing this out.
    – nohillside
    Aug 4, 2020 at 7:34

Have you looked at GeSHi? http://qbnz.com/highlighter/demo.php

You didn't specify the purpose for printing out - but I use this to "prettify" any code I expect to be printed - it does line numbering and syntax highlighting for a wide range of languages.

Hope this helps!


TextWranger is the best on Mac OS when it come to printing out source code.

Step 1

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Step 2

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Step 3

Then, there is one more settings, click on gear icon on the top left

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Amazing Result

Color, Line numbers, just neat and clean ...

Here is a screen of my PDF to show to you guys

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Enjoy !!!


for Catalina, you must use BBedit (textWrangler is not compatible with Catalina) so:

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