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PCRE2 - Perl-compatible regular expressions (revised API)
#include <pcre2.h> int pcre2_match(const pcre2_code *code, PCRE2_SPTR subject, PCRE2_SIZE length, PCRE2_SIZE startoffset, uint32_t options, pcre2_match_data *match_data, pcre2_match_context *mcontext);
This function matches a compiled regular expression against a given subject string, using a matching algorithm that is similar to Perl's. It returns offsets to captured substrings. Its arguments are: code Points to the compiled pattern subject Points to the subject string length Length of the subject string startoffset Offset in the subject at which to start matching options Option bits match_data Points to a match data block, for results mcontext Points to a match context, or is NULL A match context is needed only if you want to: Set up a callout function Change the limit for calling the internal function match() Change the limit for calling match() recursively Set custom memory management when the heap is used for recursion The length and startoffset values are code units, not characters. The options are: PCRE2_ANCHORED Match only at the first position PCRE2_NOTBOL Subject string is not the beginning of a line PCRE2_NOTEOL Subject string is not the end of a line PCRE2_NOTEMPTY An empty string is not a valid match PCRE2_NOTEMPTY_ATSTART An empty string at the start of the subject is not a valid match PCRE2_NO_UTF_CHECK Do not check the subject for UTF validity (only relevant if PCRE2_UTF was set at compile time) PCRE2_PARTIAL_SOFT Return PCRE2_ERROR_PARTIAL for a partial match if no full matches are found PCRE2_PARTIAL_HARD Return PCRE2_ERROR_PARTIAL for a partial match if that is found before a full match For details of partial matching, see the pcre2partial page. There is a complete description of the PCRE2 native API in the pcre2api page and a description of the POSIX API in the pcre2posix page.