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PCRE - Perl-compatible regular expressions
#include <pcre.h> int pcre_get_substring(const char *subject, int *ovector, int stringcount, int stringnumber, const char **stringptr); int pcre16_get_substring(PCRE_SPTR16 subject, int *ovector, int stringcount, int stringnumber, PCRE_SPTR16 *stringptr); int pcre32_get_substring(PCRE_SPTR32 subject, int *ovector, int stringcount, int stringnumber, PCRE_SPTR32 *stringptr);
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[16|32]_exec() used stringcount Value returned by pcre[16|32]_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[16|32]_malloc(). The convenience function pcre[16|32]_free_substring() can be used to free it when it is no longer needed. 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.