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NAME

PCRE - Perl-compatible regular expressions

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Synopsis
Description

SYNOPSIS

#include <pcre.h>


int pcre_get_substring(const char *subject, int *ovector,     int stringcount, int stringnumber,     const char **stringptr);

DESCRIPTION

This is a convenience function for extracting a captured substring. The arguments are:

subject Subject that has been successfully matched
ovector Offset vector that pcre_exec() used
stringcount Value returned by pcre_exec()
stringnumber Number of the required substring
stringptr Where to put the string pointer

The memory in which the substring is placed is obtained by calling pcre_malloc(). The yield of the function is the length of the substring, PCRE_ERROR_NOMEMORY if sufficient memory could not be obtained, or PCRE_ERROR_NOSUBSTRING if the string number is invalid.

There is a complete description of the PCRE native API in the pcreapi page and a description of the POSIX API in the pcreposix page.


PCRE_GET_SUBSTRING (3)
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