pcre_copy_substring.3   [plain text]


.TH PCRE_COPY_SUBSTRING 3
.SH NAME
PCRE - Perl-compatible regular expressions
.SH SYNOPSIS
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.B #include <pcre.h>
.PP
.SM
.B int pcre_copy_substring(const char *\fIsubject\fP, int *\fIovector\fP,
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.B int \fIstringcount\fP, int \fIstringnumber\fP, char *\fIbuffer\fP,
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.B int \fIbuffersize\fP);
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.SH DESCRIPTION
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This is a convenience function for extracting a captured substring into a given
buffer. The arguments are:
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  \fIsubject\fP       Subject that has been successfully matched
  \fIovector\fP       Offset vector that \fBpcre_exec()\fP used
  \fIstringcount\fP   Value returned by \fBpcre_exec()\fP
  \fIstringnumber\fP  Number of the required substring
  \fIbuffer\fP        Buffer to receive the string
  \fIbuffersize\fP    Size of buffer
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The yield is the length of the string, PCRE_ERROR_NOMEMORY if the buffer was
too small, or PCRE_ERROR_NOSUBSTRING if the string number is invalid.
.P
There is a complete description of the PCRE native API in the
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\fBpcreapi\fP
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page and a description of the POSIX API in the
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\fBpcreposix\fP
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page.