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3  <title>pcre_compile specification</title>  <title>pcre_compile specification</title>
4  </head>  </head>
5  <body bgcolor="#FFFFFF" text="#00005A" link="#0066FF" alink="#3399FF" vlink="#2222BB">  <body bgcolor="#FFFFFF" text="#00005A" link="#0066FF" alink="#3399FF" vlink="#2222BB">
6  This HTML document has been generated automatically from the original man page.  <h1>pcre_compile man page</h1>
7  If there is any nonsense in it, please consult the man page, in case the  <p>
8  conversion went wrong.<br>  Return to the <a href="index.html">PCRE index page</a>.
9    </p>
10    <p>
11    This page is part of the PCRE HTML documentation. It was generated automatically
12    from the original man page. If there is any nonsense in it, please consult the
13    man page, in case the conversion went wrong.
14    <br>
15  <br><b>  <br><b>
16  SYNOPSIS  SYNOPSIS
17  </b><br>  </b><br>
# Line 21  SYNOPSIS Line 27  SYNOPSIS
27  DESCRIPTION  DESCRIPTION
28  </b><br>  </b><br>
29  <P>  <P>
30  This function compiles a regular expression into an internal form. Its  This function compiles a regular expression into an internal form. It is the
31  arguments are:  same as <b>pcre_compile2()</b>, except for the absence of the <i>errorcodeptr</i>
32  </P>  argument. Its arguments are:
 <P>  
33  <pre>  <pre>
34    <i>pattern</i>       A zero-terminated string containing the    <i>pattern</i>       A zero-terminated string containing the
35                    regular expression to be compiled                    regular expression to be compiled
# Line 33  arguments are: Line 38  arguments are:
38    <i>erroffset</i>     Offset in pattern where error was found    <i>erroffset</i>     Offset in pattern where error was found
39    <i>tableptr</i>      Pointer to character tables, or NULL to    <i>tableptr</i>      Pointer to character tables, or NULL to
40                    use the built-in default                    use the built-in default
41  </PRE>  </pre>
 </P>  
 <P>  
42  The option bits are:  The option bits are:
 </P>  
 <P>  
43  <pre>  <pre>
44    PCRE_ANCHORED         Force pattern anchoring    PCRE_ANCHORED         Force pattern anchoring
45      PCRE_AUTO_CALLOUT     Compile automatic callouts
46    PCRE_CASELESS         Do caseless matching    PCRE_CASELESS         Do caseless matching
47    PCRE_DOLLAR_ENDONLY   $ not to match newline at end    PCRE_DOLLAR_ENDONLY   $ not to match newline at end
48    PCRE_DOTALL           . matches anything including NL    PCRE_DOTALL           . matches anything including NL
49      PCRE_DUPNAMES         Allow duplicate names for subpatterns
50    PCRE_EXTENDED         Ignore whitespace and # comments    PCRE_EXTENDED         Ignore whitespace and # comments
51    PCRE_EXTRA            PCRE extra features    PCRE_EXTRA            PCRE extra features
52                            (not much use currently)                            (not much use currently)
53      PCRE_FIRSTLINE        Force matching to be before newline
54    PCRE_MULTILINE        ^ and $ match newlines within data    PCRE_MULTILINE        ^ and $ match newlines within data
55      PCRE_NEWLINE_ANY      Recognize any Unicode newline sequence
56      PCRE_NEWLINE_CR       Set CR as the newline sequence
57      PCRE_NEWLINE_CRLF     Set CRLF as the newline sequence
58      PCRE_NEWLINE_LF       Set LF as the newline sequence
59    PCRE_NO_AUTO_CAPTURE  Disable numbered capturing paren-    PCRE_NO_AUTO_CAPTURE  Disable numbered capturing paren-
60                            theses (named ones available)                            theses (named ones available)
61    PCRE_UNGREEDY         Invert greediness of quantifiers    PCRE_UNGREEDY         Invert greediness of quantifiers
# Line 55  The option bits are: Line 63  The option bits are:
63    PCRE_NO_UTF8_CHECK    Do not check the pattern for UTF-8    PCRE_NO_UTF8_CHECK    Do not check the pattern for UTF-8
64                            validity (only relevant if                            validity (only relevant if
65                            PCRE_UTF8 is set)                            PCRE_UTF8 is set)
66  </PRE>  </pre>
67  </P>  PCRE must be built with UTF-8 support in order to use PCRE_UTF8 and
68  <P>  PCRE_NO_UTF8_CHECK.
 PCRE must be compiled with UTF-8 support in order to use PCRE_UTF8  
 (or PCRE_NO_UTF8_CHECK).  
69  </P>  </P>
70  <P>  <P>
71  The yield of the function is a pointer to a private data structure that  The yield of the function is a pointer to a private data structure that
72  contains the compiled pattern, or NULL if an error was detected.  contains the compiled pattern, or NULL if an error was detected.
73  </P>  </P>
74  <P>  <P>
75  There is a complete description of the PCRE API in the  There is a complete description of the PCRE native API in the
76  <a href="pcreapi.html"><b>pcreapi</b></a>  <a href="pcreapi.html"><b>pcreapi</b></a>
77    page and a description of the POSIX API in the
78    <a href="pcreposix.html"><b>pcreposix</b></a>
79  page.  page.
80    <p>
81    Return to the <a href="index.html">PCRE index page</a>.
82    </p>

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