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1 README file for PCRE (Perl-compatible regular expression library)
2 -----------------------------------------------------------------
4 The latest release of PCRE is always available from
6 ftp://ftp.csx.cam.ac.uk/pub/software/programming/pcre/pcre-xxx.tar.gz
8 There is a mailing list for discussion about the development of PCRE at
10 pcre-dev@exim.org
12 Please read the NEWS file if you are upgrading from a previous release.
13 The contents of this README file are:
15 The PCRE APIs
16 Documentation for PCRE
17 Contributions by users of PCRE
18 Building PCRE on non-Unix systems
19 Building PCRE on Unix-like systems
20 Retrieving configuration information on Unix-like systems
21 Shared libraries on Unix-like systems
22 Cross-compiling on Unix-like systems
23 Using HP's ANSI C++ compiler (aCC)
24 Making new tarballs
25 Testing PCRE
26 Character tables
27 File manifest
30 The PCRE APIs
31 -------------
33 PCRE is written in C, and it has its own API. The distribution also includes a
34 set of C++ wrapper functions (see the pcrecpp man page for details), courtesy
35 of Google Inc.
37 In addition, there is a set of C wrapper functions that are based on the POSIX
38 regular expression API (see the pcreposix man page). These end up in the
39 library called libpcreposix. Note that this just provides a POSIX calling
40 interface to PCRE; the regular expressions themselves still follow Perl syntax
41 and semantics. The POSIX API is restricted, and does not give full access to
42 all of PCRE's facilities.
44 The header file for the POSIX-style functions is called pcreposix.h. The
45 official POSIX name is regex.h, but I did not want to risk possible problems
46 with existing files of that name by distributing it that way. To use PCRE with
47 an existing program that uses the POSIX API, pcreposix.h will have to be
48 renamed or pointed at by a link.
50 If you are using the POSIX interface to PCRE and there is already a POSIX regex
51 library installed on your system, as well as worrying about the regex.h header
52 file (as mentioned above), you must also take care when linking programs to
53 ensure that they link with PCRE's libpcreposix library. Otherwise they may pick
54 up the POSIX functions of the same name from the other library.
56 One way of avoiding this confusion is to compile PCRE with the addition of
57 -Dregcomp=PCREregcomp (and similarly for the other POSIX functions) to the
58 compiler flags (CFLAGS if you are using "configure" -- see below). This has the
59 effect of renaming the functions so that the names no longer clash. Of course,
60 you have to do the same thing for your applications, or write them using the
61 new names.
64 Documentation for PCRE
65 ----------------------
67 If you install PCRE in the normal way on a Unix-like system, you will end up
68 with a set of man pages whose names all start with "pcre". The one that is just
69 called "pcre" lists all the others. In addition to these man pages, the PCRE
70 documentation is supplied in two other forms:
72 1. There are files called doc/pcre.txt, doc/pcregrep.txt, and
73 doc/pcretest.txt in the source distribution. The first of these is a
74 concatenation of the text forms of all the section 3 man pages except
75 those that summarize individual functions. The other two are the text
76 forms of the section 1 man pages for the pcregrep and pcretest commands.
77 These text forms are provided for ease of scanning with text editors or
78 similar tools. They are installed in <prefix>/share/doc/pcre, where
79 <prefix> is the installation prefix (defaulting to /usr/local).
81 2. A set of files containing all the documentation in HTML form, hyperlinked
82 in various ways, and rooted in a file called index.html, is distributed in
83 doc/html and installed in <prefix>/share/doc/pcre/html.
86 Contributions by users of PCRE
87 ------------------------------
89 You can find contributions from PCRE users in the directory
91 ftp://ftp.csx.cam.ac.uk/pub/software/programming/pcre/Contrib
93 There is a README file giving brief descriptions of what they are. Some are
94 complete in themselves; others are pointers to URLs containing relevant files.
95 Some of this material is likely to be well out-of-date. Several of the earlier
96 contributions provided support for compiling PCRE on various flavours of
97 Windows (I myself do not use Windows). Nowadays there is more Windows support
98 in the standard distribution, so these contibutions have been archived.
101 Building PCRE on non-Unix systems
102 ---------------------------------
104 For a non-Unix system, please read the comments in the file NON-UNIX-USE,
105 though if your system supports the use of "configure" and "make" you may be
106 able to build PCRE in the same way as for Unix-like systems. PCRE can also be
107 configured in many platform environments using the GUI facility of CMake's
108 CMakeSetup. It creates Makefiles, solution files, etc.
110 PCRE has been compiled on many different operating systems. It should be
111 straightforward to build PCRE on any system that has a Standard C compiler and
112 library, because it uses only Standard C functions.
115 Building PCRE on Unix-like systems
116 ----------------------------------
118 If you are using HP's ANSI C++ compiler (aCC), please see the special note
119 in the section entitled "Using HP's ANSI C++ compiler (aCC)" below.
121 The following instructions assume the use of the widely used "configure, make,
122 make install" process. There is also some experimental support for "cmake" in
123 the PCRE distribution, but it is incomplete and not documented. However, if you
124 are a "cmake" user, you might want to try it.
126 To build PCRE on a Unix-like system, first run the "configure" command from the
127 PCRE distribution directory, with your current directory set to the directory
128 where you want the files to be created. This command is a standard GNU
129 "autoconf" configuration script, for which generic instructions are supplied in
130 the file INSTALL.
132 Most commonly, people build PCRE within its own distribution directory, and in
133 this case, on many systems, just running "./configure" is sufficient. However,
134 the usual methods of changing standard defaults are available. For example:
136 CFLAGS='-O2 -Wall' ./configure --prefix=/opt/local
138 specifies that the C compiler should be run with the flags '-O2 -Wall' instead
139 of the default, and that "make install" should install PCRE under /opt/local
140 instead of the default /usr/local.
142 If you want to build in a different directory, just run "configure" with that
143 directory as current. For example, suppose you have unpacked the PCRE source
144 into /source/pcre/pcre-xxx, but you want to build it in /build/pcre/pcre-xxx:
146 cd /build/pcre/pcre-xxx
147 /source/pcre/pcre-xxx/configure
149 PCRE is written in C and is normally compiled as a C library. However, it is
150 possible to build it as a C++ library, though the provided building apparatus
151 does not have any features to support this.
153 There are some optional features that can be included or omitted from the PCRE
154 library. You can read more about them in the pcrebuild man page.
156 . If you want to suppress the building of the C++ wrapper library, you can add
157 --disable-cpp to the "configure" command. Otherwise, when "configure" is run,
158 it will try to find a C++ compiler and C++ header files, and if it succeeds,
159 it will try to build the C++ wrapper.
161 . If you want to make use of the support for UTF-8 character strings in PCRE,
162 you must add --enable-utf8 to the "configure" command. Without it, the code
163 for handling UTF-8 is not included in the library. (Even when included, it
164 still has to be enabled by an option at run time.)
166 . If, in addition to support for UTF-8 character strings, you want to include
167 support for the \P, \p, and \X sequences that recognize Unicode character
168 properties, you must add --enable-unicode-properties to the "configure"
169 command. This adds about 30K to the size of the library (in the form of a
170 property table); only the basic two-letter properties such as Lu are
171 supported.
173 . You can build PCRE to recognize either CR or LF or the sequence CRLF or any
174 of the preceding, or any of the Unicode newline sequences as indicating the
175 end of a line. Whatever you specify at build time is the default; the caller
176 of PCRE can change the selection at run time. The default newline indicator
177 is a single LF character (the Unix standard). You can specify the default
178 newline indicator by adding --enable-newline-is-cr or --enable-newline-is-lf
179 or --enable-newline-is-crlf or --enable-newline-is-anycrlf or
180 --enable-newline-is-any to the "configure" command, respectively.
182 If you specify --enable-newline-is-cr or --enable-newline-is-crlf, some of
183 the standard tests will fail, because the lines in the test files end with
184 LF. Even if the files are edited to change the line endings, there are likely
185 to be some failures. With --enable-newline-is-anycrlf or
186 --enable-newline-is-any, many tests should succeed, but there may be some
187 failures.
189 . By default, the sequence \R in a pattern matches any Unicode line ending
190 sequence. This is independent of the option specifying what PCRE considers to
191 be the end of a line (see above). However, the caller of PCRE can restrict \R
192 to match only CR, LF, or CRLF. You can make this the default by adding
193 --enable-bsr-anycrlf to the "configure" command (bsr = "backslash R").
195 . When called via the POSIX interface, PCRE uses malloc() to get additional
196 storage for processing capturing parentheses if there are more than 10 of
197 them in a pattern. You can increase this threshold by setting, for example,
199 --with-posix-malloc-threshold=20
201 on the "configure" command.
203 . PCRE has a counter that can be set to limit the amount of resources it uses.
204 If the limit is exceeded during a match, the match fails. The default is ten
205 million. You can change the default by setting, for example,
207 --with-match-limit=500000
209 on the "configure" command. This is just the default; individual calls to
210 pcre_exec() can supply their own value. There is more discussion on the
211 pcreapi man page.
213 . There is a separate counter that limits the depth of recursive function calls
214 during a matching process. This also has a default of ten million, which is
215 essentially "unlimited". You can change the default by setting, for example,
217 --with-match-limit-recursion=500000
219 Recursive function calls use up the runtime stack; running out of stack can
220 cause programs to crash in strange ways. There is a discussion about stack
221 sizes in the pcrestack man page.
223 . The default maximum compiled pattern size is around 64K. You can increase
224 this by adding --with-link-size=3 to the "configure" command. You can
225 increase it even more by setting --with-link-size=4, but this is unlikely
226 ever to be necessary. Increasing the internal link size will reduce
227 performance.
229 . You can build PCRE so that its internal match() function that is called from
230 pcre_exec() does not call itself recursively. Instead, it uses memory blocks
231 obtained from the heap via the special functions pcre_stack_malloc() and
232 pcre_stack_free() to save data that would otherwise be saved on the stack. To
233 build PCRE like this, use
235 --disable-stack-for-recursion
237 on the "configure" command. PCRE runs more slowly in this mode, but it may be
238 necessary in environments with limited stack sizes. This applies only to the
239 pcre_exec() function; it does not apply to pcre_dfa_exec(), which does not
240 use deeply nested recursion. There is a discussion about stack sizes in the
241 pcrestack man page.
243 . For speed, PCRE uses four tables for manipulating and identifying characters
244 whose code point values are less than 256. By default, it uses a set of
245 tables for ASCII encoding that is part of the distribution. If you specify
247 --enable-rebuild-chartables
249 a program called dftables is compiled and run in the default C locale when
250 you obey "make". It builds a source file called pcre_chartables.c. If you do
251 not specify this option, pcre_chartables.c is created as a copy of
252 pcre_chartables.c.dist. See "Character tables" below for further information.
254 . It is possible to compile PCRE for use on systems that use EBCDIC as their
255 default character code (as opposed to ASCII) by specifying
257 --enable-ebcdic
259 This automatically implies --enable-rebuild-chartables (see above).
261 The "configure" script builds the following files for the basic C library:
263 . Makefile is the makefile that builds the library
264 . config.h contains build-time configuration options for the library
265 . pcre.h is the public PCRE header file
266 . pcre-config is a script that shows the settings of "configure" options
267 . libpcre.pc is data for the pkg-config command
268 . libtool is a script that builds shared and/or static libraries
269 . RunTest is a script for running tests on the basic C library
270 . RunGrepTest is a script for running tests on the pcregrep command
272 Versions of config.h and pcre.h are distributed in the PCRE tarballs under
273 the names config.h.generic and pcre.h.generic. These are provided for the
274 benefit of those who have to built PCRE without the benefit of "configure". If
275 you use "configure", the .generic versions are not used.
277 If a C++ compiler is found, the following files are also built:
279 . libpcrecpp.pc is data for the pkg-config command
280 . pcrecpparg.h is a header file for programs that call PCRE via the C++ wrapper
281 . pcre_stringpiece.h is the header for the C++ "stringpiece" functions
283 The "configure" script also creates config.status, which is an executable
284 script that can be run to recreate the configuration, and config.log, which
285 contains compiler output from tests that "configure" runs.
287 Once "configure" has run, you can run "make". It builds two libraries, called
288 libpcre and libpcreposix, a test program called pcretest, a demonstration
289 program called pcredemo, and the pcregrep command. If a C++ compiler was found
290 on your system, "make" also builds the C++ wrapper library, which is called
291 libpcrecpp, and some test programs called pcrecpp_unittest,
292 pcre_scanner_unittest, and pcre_stringpiece_unittest. Building the C++ wrapper
293 can be disabled by adding --disable-cpp to the "configure" command.
295 The command "make check" runs all the appropriate tests. Details of the PCRE
296 tests are given below in a separate section of this document.
298 You can use "make install" to install PCRE into live directories on your
299 system. The following are installed (file names are all relative to the
300 <prefix> that is set when "configure" is run):
302 Commands (bin):
303 pcretest
304 pcregrep
305 pcre-config
307 Libraries (lib):
308 libpcre
309 libpcreposix
310 libpcrecpp (if C++ support is enabled)
312 Configuration information (lib/pkgconfig):
313 libpcre.pc
314 libpcrecpp.pc (if C++ support is enabled)
316 Header files (include):
317 pcre.h
318 pcreposix.h
319 pcre_scanner.h )
320 pcre_stringpiece.h ) if C++ support is enabled
321 pcrecpp.h )
322 pcrecpparg.h )
324 Man pages (share/man/man{1,3}):
325 pcregrep.1
326 pcretest.1
327 pcre.3
328 pcre*.3 (lots more pages, all starting "pcre")
330 HTML documentation (share/doc/pcre/html):
331 index.html
332 *.html (lots more pages, hyperlinked from index.html)
334 Text file documentation (share/doc/pcre):
337 ChangeLog
339 NEWS
341 pcre.txt (a concatenation of the man(3) pages)
342 pcretest.txt the pcretest man page
343 pcregrep.txt the pcregrep man page
345 Note that the pcredemo program that is built by "configure" is *not* installed
346 anywhere. It is a demonstration for programmers wanting to use PCRE.
348 If you want to remove PCRE from your system, you can run "make uninstall".
349 This removes all the files that "make install" installed. However, it does not
350 remove any directories, because these are often shared with other programs.
353 Retrieving configuration information on Unix-like systems
354 ---------------------------------------------------------
356 Running "make install" installs the command pcre-config, which can be used to
357 recall information about the PCRE configuration and installation. For example:
359 pcre-config --version
361 prints the version number, and
363 pcre-config --libs
365 outputs information about where the library is installed. This command can be
366 included in makefiles for programs that use PCRE, saving the programmer from
367 having to remember too many details.
369 The pkg-config command is another system for saving and retrieving information
370 about installed libraries. Instead of separate commands for each library, a
371 single command is used. For example:
373 pkg-config --cflags pcre
375 The data is held in *.pc files that are installed in a directory called
376 <prefix>/lib/pkgconfig.
379 Shared libraries on Unix-like systems
380 -------------------------------------
382 The default distribution builds PCRE as shared libraries and static libraries,
383 as long as the operating system supports shared libraries. Shared library
384 support relies on the "libtool" script which is built as part of the
385 "configure" process.
387 The libtool script is used to compile and link both shared and static
388 libraries. They are placed in a subdirectory called .libs when they are newly
389 built. The programs pcretest and pcregrep are built to use these uninstalled
390 libraries (by means of wrapper scripts in the case of shared libraries). When
391 you use "make install" to install shared libraries, pcregrep and pcretest are
392 automatically re-built to use the newly installed shared libraries before being
393 installed themselves. However, the versions left in the build directory still
394 use the uninstalled libraries.
396 To build PCRE using static libraries only you must use --disable-shared when
397 configuring it. For example:
399 ./configure --prefix=/usr/gnu --disable-shared
401 Then run "make" in the usual way. Similarly, you can use --disable-static to
402 build only shared libraries.
405 Cross-compiling on Unix-like systems
406 ------------------------------------
408 You can specify CC and CFLAGS in the normal way to the "configure" command, in
409 order to cross-compile PCRE for some other host. However, you should NOT
410 specify --enable-rebuild-chartables, because if you do, the dftables.c source
411 file is compiled and run on the local host, in order to generate the inbuilt
412 character tables (the pcre_chartables.c file). This will probably not work,
413 because dftables.c needs to be compiled with the local compiler, not the cross
414 compiler.
416 When --enable-rebuild-chartables is not specified, pcre_chartables.c is created
417 by making a copy of pcre_chartables.c.dist, which is a default set of tables
418 that assumes ASCII code. Cross-compiling with the default tables should not be
419 a problem.
421 If you need to modify the character tables when cross-compiling, you should
422 move pcre_chartables.c.dist out of the way, then compile dftables.c by hand and
423 run it on the local host to make a new version of pcre_chartables.c.dist.
424 Then when you cross-compile PCRE this new version of the tables will be used.
427 Using HP's ANSI C++ compiler (aCC)
428 ----------------------------------
430 Unless C++ support is disabled by specifying the "--disable-cpp" option of the
431 "configure" script, you must include the "-AA" option in the CXXFLAGS
432 environment variable in order for the C++ components to compile correctly.
434 Also, note that the aCC compiler on PA-RISC platforms may have a defect whereby
435 needed libraries fail to get included when specifying the "-AA" compiler
436 option. If you experience unresolved symbols when linking the C++ programs,
437 use the workaround of specifying the following environment variable prior to
438 running the "configure" script:
440 CXXLDFLAGS="-lstd_v2 -lCsup_v2"
443 Making new tarballs
444 -------------------
446 The command "make dist" creates three PCRE tarballs, in tar.gz, tar.bz2, and
447 zip formats. The command "make distcheck" does the same, but then does a trial
448 build of the new distribution to ensure that it works.
450 If you have modified any of the man page sources in the doc directory, you
451 should first run the PrepareRelease script before making a distribution. This
452 script creates the .txt and HTML forms of the documentation from the man pages.
455 Testing PCRE
456 ------------
458 To test the basic PCRE library on a Unix system, run the RunTest script that is
459 created by the configuring process. There is also a script called RunGrepTest
460 that tests the options of the pcregrep command. If the C++ wrapper library is
461 built, three test programs called pcrecpp_unittest, pcre_scanner_unittest, and
462 pcre_stringpiece_unittest are also built.
464 Both the scripts and all the program tests are run if you obey "make check" or
465 "make test". For other systems, see the instructions in NON-UNIX-USE.
467 The RunTest script runs the pcretest test program (which is documented in its
468 own man page) on each of the testinput files in the testdata directory in
469 turn, and compares the output with the contents of the corresponding testoutput
470 files. A file called testtry is used to hold the main output from pcretest
471 (testsavedregex is also used as a working file). To run pcretest on just one of
472 the test files, give its number as an argument to RunTest, for example:
474 RunTest 2
476 The first test file can also be fed directly into the perltest.pl script to
477 check that Perl gives the same results. The only difference you should see is
478 in the first few lines, where the Perl version is given instead of the PCRE
479 version.
481 The second set of tests check pcre_fullinfo(), pcre_info(), pcre_study(),
482 pcre_copy_substring(), pcre_get_substring(), pcre_get_substring_list(), error
483 detection, and run-time flags that are specific to PCRE, as well as the POSIX
484 wrapper API. It also uses the debugging flags to check some of the internals of
485 pcre_compile().
487 If you build PCRE with a locale setting that is not the standard C locale, the
488 character tables may be different (see next paragraph). In some cases, this may
489 cause failures in the second set of tests. For example, in a locale where the
490 isprint() function yields TRUE for characters in the range 128-255, the use of
491 [:isascii:] inside a character class defines a different set of characters, and
492 this shows up in this test as a difference in the compiled code, which is being
493 listed for checking. Where the comparison test output contains [\x00-\x7f] the
494 test will contain [\x00-\xff], and similarly in some other cases. This is not a
495 bug in PCRE.
497 The third set of tests checks pcre_maketables(), the facility for building a
498 set of character tables for a specific locale and using them instead of the
499 default tables. The tests make use of the "fr_FR" (French) locale. Before
500 running the test, the script checks for the presence of this locale by running
501 the "locale" command. If that command fails, or if it doesn't include "fr_FR"
502 in the list of available locales, the third test cannot be run, and a comment
503 is output to say why. If running this test produces instances of the error
505 ** Failed to set locale "fr_FR"
507 in the comparison output, it means that locale is not available on your system,
508 despite being listed by "locale". This does not mean that PCRE is broken.
510 [If you are trying to run this test on Windows, you may be able to get it to
511 work by changing "fr_FR" to "french" everywhere it occurs. Alternatively, use
512 RunTest.bat. The version of RunTest.bat included with PCRE 7.4 and above uses
513 Windows versions of test 2. More info on using RunTest.bat is included in the
514 document entitled NON-UNIX-USE.]
516 The fourth test checks the UTF-8 support. It is not run automatically unless
517 PCRE is built with UTF-8 support. To do this you must set --enable-utf8 when
518 running "configure". This file can be also fed directly to the perltest script,
519 provided you are running Perl 5.8 or higher. (For Perl 5.6, a small patch,
520 commented in the script, can be be used.)
522 The fifth test checks error handling with UTF-8 encoding, and internal UTF-8
523 features of PCRE that are not relevant to Perl.
525 The sixth test checks the support for Unicode character properties. It it not
526 run automatically unless PCRE is built with Unicode property support. To to
527 this you must set --enable-unicode-properties when running "configure".
529 The seventh, eighth, and ninth tests check the pcre_dfa_exec() alternative
530 matching function, in non-UTF-8 mode, UTF-8 mode, and UTF-8 mode with Unicode
531 property support, respectively. The eighth and ninth tests are not run
532 automatically unless PCRE is build with the relevant support.
535 Character tables
536 ----------------
538 For speed, PCRE uses four tables for manipulating and identifying characters
539 whose code point values are less than 256. The final argument of the
540 pcre_compile() function is a pointer to a block of memory containing the
541 concatenated tables. A call to pcre_maketables() can be used to generate a set
542 of tables in the current locale. If the final argument for pcre_compile() is
543 passed as NULL, a set of default tables that is built into the binary is used.
545 The source file called pcre_chartables.c contains the default set of tables. By
546 default, this is created as a copy of pcre_chartables.c.dist, which contains
547 tables for ASCII coding. However, if --enable-rebuild-chartables is specified
548 for ./configure, a different version of pcre_chartables.c is built by the
549 program dftables (compiled from dftables.c), which uses the ANSI C character
550 handling functions such as isalnum(), isalpha(), isupper(), islower(), etc. to
551 build the table sources. This means that the default C locale which is set for
552 your system will control the contents of these default tables. You can change
553 the default tables by editing pcre_chartables.c and then re-building PCRE. If
554 you do this, you should take care to ensure that the file does not get
555 automatically re-generated. The best way to do this is to move
556 pcre_chartables.c.dist out of the way and replace it with your customized
557 tables.
559 When the dftables program is run as a result of --enable-rebuild-chartables,
560 it uses the default C locale that is set on your system. It does not pay
561 attention to the LC_xxx environment variables. In other words, it uses the
562 system's default locale rather than whatever the compiling user happens to have
563 set. If you really do want to build a source set of character tables in a
564 locale that is specified by the LC_xxx variables, you can run the dftables
565 program by hand with the -L option. For example:
567 ./dftables -L pcre_chartables.c.special
569 The first two 256-byte tables provide lower casing and case flipping functions,
570 respectively. The next table consists of three 32-byte bit maps which identify
571 digits, "word" characters, and white space, respectively. These are used when
572 building 32-byte bit maps that represent character classes for code points less
573 than 256.
575 The final 256-byte table has bits indicating various character types, as
576 follows:
578 1 white space character
579 2 letter
580 4 decimal digit
581 8 hexadecimal digit
582 16 alphanumeric or '_'
583 128 regular expression metacharacter or binary zero
585 You should not alter the set of characters that contain the 128 bit, as that
586 will cause PCRE to malfunction.
589 File manifest
590 -------------
592 The distribution should contain the following files:
594 (A) Source files of the PCRE library functions and their headers:
596 dftables.c auxiliary program for building pcre_chartables.c
597 when --enable-rebuild-chartables is specified
599 pcre_chartables.c.dist a default set of character tables that assume ASCII
600 coding; used, unless --enable-rebuild-chartables is
601 specified, by copying to pcre_chartables.c
603 pcreposix.c )
604 pcre_compile.c )
605 pcre_config.c )
606 pcre_dfa_exec.c )
607 pcre_exec.c )
608 pcre_fullinfo.c )
609 pcre_get.c ) sources for the functions in the library,
610 pcre_globals.c ) and some internal functions that they use
611 pcre_info.c )
612 pcre_maketables.c )
613 pcre_newline.c )
614 pcre_ord2utf8.c )
615 pcre_refcount.c )
616 pcre_study.c )
617 pcre_tables.c )
618 pcre_try_flipped.c )
619 pcre_ucp_searchfuncs.c )
620 pcre_valid_utf8.c )
621 pcre_version.c )
622 pcre_xclass.c )
623 pcre_printint.src ) debugging function that is #included in pcretest,
624 ) and can also be #included in pcre_compile()
625 pcre.h.in template for pcre.h when built by "configure"
626 pcreposix.h header for the external POSIX wrapper API
627 pcre_internal.h header for internal use
628 ucp.h ) headers concerned with
629 ucpinternal.h ) Unicode property handling
630 ucptable.h ) (this one is the data table)
632 config.h.in template for config.h, which is built by "configure"
634 pcrecpp.h public header file for the C++ wrapper
635 pcrecpparg.h.in template for another C++ header file
636 pcre_scanner.h public header file for C++ scanner functions
637 pcrecpp.cc )
638 pcre_scanner.cc ) source for the C++ wrapper library
640 pcre_stringpiece.h.in template for pcre_stringpiece.h, the header for the
641 C++ stringpiece functions
642 pcre_stringpiece.cc source for the C++ stringpiece functions
644 (B) Source files for programs that use PCRE:
646 pcredemo.c simple demonstration of coding calls to PCRE
647 pcregrep.c source of a grep utility that uses PCRE
648 pcretest.c comprehensive test program
650 (C) Auxiliary files:
652 132html script to turn "man" pages into HTML
653 AUTHORS information about the author of PCRE
654 ChangeLog log of changes to the code
655 CleanTxt script to clean nroff output for txt man pages
656 Detrail script to remove trailing spaces
657 HACKING some notes about the internals of PCRE
658 INSTALL generic installation instructions
659 LICENCE conditions for the use of PCRE
660 COPYING the same, using GNU's standard name
661 Makefile.in ) template for Unix Makefile, which is built by
662 ) "configure"
663 Makefile.am ) the automake input that was used to create
664 ) Makefile.in
665 NEWS important changes in this release
666 NON-UNIX-USE notes on building PCRE on non-Unix systems
667 PrepareRelease script to make preparations for "make dist"
668 README this file
669 RunTest a Unix shell script for running tests
670 RunGrepTest a Unix shell script for pcregrep tests
671 aclocal.m4 m4 macros (generated by "aclocal")
672 config.guess ) files used by libtool,
673 config.sub ) used only when building a shared library
674 configure a configuring shell script (built by autoconf)
675 configure.ac ) the autoconf input that was used to build
676 ) "configure" and config.h
677 depcomp ) script to find program dependencies, generated by
678 ) automake
679 doc/*.3 man page sources for the PCRE functions
680 doc/*.1 man page sources for pcregrep and pcretest
681 doc/index.html.src the base HTML page
682 doc/html/* HTML documentation
683 doc/pcre.txt plain text version of the man pages
684 doc/pcretest.txt plain text documentation of test program
685 doc/perltest.txt plain text documentation of Perl test program
686 install-sh a shell script for installing files
687 libpcre.pc.in template for libpcre.pc for pkg-config
688 libpcrecpp.pc.in template for libpcrecpp.pc for pkg-config
689 ltmain.sh file used to build a libtool script
690 missing ) common stub for a few missing GNU programs while
691 ) installing, generated by automake
692 mkinstalldirs script for making install directories
693 perltest.pl Perl test program
694 pcre-config.in source of script which retains PCRE information
695 pcrecpp_unittest.cc )
696 pcre_scanner_unittest.cc ) test programs for the C++ wrapper
697 pcre_stringpiece_unittest.cc )
698 testdata/testinput* test data for main library tests
699 testdata/testoutput* expected test results
700 testdata/grep* input and output for pcregrep tests
702 (D) Auxiliary files for cmake support
704 CMakeLists.txt
705 config-cmake.h.in
707 (E) Auxiliary files for VPASCAL
709 makevp.bat
710 makevp_c.txt
711 makevp_l.txt
712 pcregexp.pas
714 (F) Auxiliary files for building PCRE "by hand"
716 pcre.h.generic ) a version of the public PCRE header file
717 ) for use in non-"configure" environments
718 config.h.generic ) a version of config.h for use in non-"configure"
719 ) environments
721 (F) Miscellaneous
723 RunTest.bat a script for running tests under Windows
725 Philip Hazel
726 Email local part: ph10
727 Email domain: cam.ac.uk
728 Last updated: 21 September 2007


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