PCRE - Perl-compatible regular expressions
pcre_fullinfo(const pcre *code, const
int what, void *where);
pcre16_fullinfo(const pcre16 *code, const
int what, void *where);
pcre32_fullinfo(const pcre32 *code, const
int what, void *where);
This function returns information about a compiled pattern. Its arguments are:
Compiled regular expression
extra Result of pcre[16|32]_study() or NULL
what What information is required
where Where to put the information
The following information is available:
Number of highest back reference
PCRE_INFO_CAPTURECOUNT Number of capturing subpatterns
PCRE_INFO_DEFAULT_TABLES Pointer to default tables
PCRE_INFO_FIRSTBYTE Fixed first data unit for a match, or
-1 for start of string
or after newline, or
PCRE_INFO_FIRSTTABLE Table of first data units (after studying)
PCRE_INFO_HASCRORLF Return 1 if explicit CR or LF matches exist
PCRE_INFO_JCHANGED Return 1 if (?J) or (?-J) was used
PCRE_INFO_JIT Return 1 after successful JIT compilation
PCRE_INFO_JITSIZE Size of JIT compiled code
PCRE_INFO_LASTLITERAL Literal last data unit required
PCRE_INFO_MINLENGTH Lower bound length of matching strings
PCRE_INFO_NAMECOUNT Number of named subpatterns
PCRE_INFO_NAMEENTRYSIZE Size of name table entry
PCRE_INFO_NAMETABLE Pointer to name table
PCRE_INFO_OKPARTIAL Return 1 if partial matching can be tried
(always returns 1 after release 8.00)
PCRE_INFO_OPTIONS Option bits used for compilation
PCRE_INFO_SIZE Size of compiled pattern
PCRE_INFO_STUDYSIZE Size of study data
PCRE_INFO_FIRSTCHARACTER Fixed first data unit for a match
1 if there is a first data character set, which can
then be retrieved using PCRE_INFO_FIRSTCHARACTER,
2 if the first character is at the start of the data
string or after a newline, and
PCRE_INFO_REQUIREDCHAR Literal last data unit required
PCRE_INFO_REQUIREDCHARFLAGS Returns 1 if the last data character is set (which can then
be retrieved using PCRE_INFO_REQUIREDCHAR); 0 otherwise
The where argument must point to an integer variable, except for the following what values:
const unsigned char *
PCRE_INFO_FIRSTTABLE const unsigned char *
PCRE_INFO_NAMETABLE PCRE_SPTR16 (16-bit library)
PCRE_INFO_NAMETABLE PCRE_SPTR32 (32-bit library)
PCRE_INFO_NAMETABLE const unsigned char * (8-bit library)
PCRE_INFO_OPTIONS unsigned long int
The yield of the function is zero on success or:
the argument code was NULL
the argument where was NULL
PCRE_ERROR_BADMAGIC the "magic number" was not found
PCRE_ERROR_BADOPTION the value of what was 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.
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