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2 <head>
3 <title>pcre_compile2 specification</title>
4 </head>
5 <body bgcolor="#FFFFFF" text="#00005A" link="#0066FF" alink="#3399FF" vlink="#2222BB">
6 <h1>pcre_compile2 man page</h1>
7 <p>
8 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>
17 </b><br>
18 <P>
19 <b>#include &#60;pcre.h&#62;</b>
20 </P>
21 <P>
22 <b>pcre *pcre_compile2(const char *<i>pattern</i>, int <i>options</i>,</b>
23 <b>int *<i>errorcodeptr</i>,</b>
24 <b>const char **<i>errptr</i>, int *<i>erroffset</i>,</b>
25 <b>const unsigned char *<i>tableptr</i>);</b>
26 </P>
27 <P>
28 <b>pcre16 *pcre16_compile2(PCRE_SPTR16 <i>pattern</i>, int <i>options</i>,</b>
29 <b>int *<i>errorcodeptr</i>,</b>
30 <b>const char **<i>errptr</i>, int *<i>erroffset</i>,</b>
31 <b>const unsigned char *<i>tableptr</i>);</b>
32 </P>
33 <br><b>
35 </b><br>
36 <P>
37 This function compiles a regular expression into an internal form. It is the
38 same as <b>pcre[16]_compile()</b>, except for the addition of the
39 <i>errorcodeptr</i> argument. The arguments are:
40 <pre>
41 <i>pattern</i> A zero-terminated string containing the
42 regular expression to be compiled
43 <i>options</i> Zero or more option bits
44 <i>errorcodeptr</i> Where to put an error code
45 <i>errptr</i> Where to put an error message
46 <i>erroffset</i> Offset in pattern where error was found
47 <i>tableptr</i> Pointer to character tables, or NULL to
48 use the built-in default
49 </pre>
50 The option bits are:
51 <pre>
52 PCRE_ANCHORED Force pattern anchoring
53 PCRE_AUTO_CALLOUT Compile automatic callouts
54 PCRE_BSR_ANYCRLF \R matches only CR, LF, or CRLF
55 PCRE_BSR_UNICODE \R matches all Unicode line endings
56 PCRE_CASELESS Do caseless matching
57 PCRE_DOLLAR_ENDONLY $ not to match newline at end
58 PCRE_DOTALL . matches anything including NL
59 PCRE_DUPNAMES Allow duplicate names for subpatterns
60 PCRE_EXTENDED Ignore white space and # comments
61 PCRE_EXTRA PCRE extra features
62 (not much use currently)
63 PCRE_FIRSTLINE Force matching to be before newline
64 PCRE_JAVASCRIPT_COMPAT JavaScript compatibility
65 PCRE_MULTILINE ^ and $ match newlines within data
66 PCRE_NEWLINE_ANY Recognize any Unicode newline sequence
67 PCRE_NEWLINE_ANYCRLF Recognize CR, LF, and CRLF as newline
68 sequences
69 PCRE_NEWLINE_CR Set CR as the newline sequence
70 PCRE_NEWLINE_CRLF Set CRLF as the newline sequence
71 PCRE_NEWLINE_LF Set LF as the newline sequence
72 PCRE_NO_AUTO_CAPTURE Disable numbered capturing paren-
73 theses (named ones available)
74 PCRE_NO_UTF16_CHECK Do not check the pattern for UTF-16
75 validity (only relevant if
76 PCRE_UTF16 is set)
77 PCRE_NO_UTF8_CHECK Do not check the pattern for UTF-8
78 validity (only relevant if
79 PCRE_UTF8 is set)
80 PCRE_UCP Use Unicode properties for \d, \w, etc.
81 PCRE_UNGREEDY Invert greediness of quantifiers
82 PCRE_UTF16 Run <b>pcre16_compile()</b> in UTF-16 mode
83 PCRE_UTF8 Run <b>pcre_compile()</b> in UTF-8 mode
84 </pre>
85 PCRE must be built with UTF support in order to use PCRE_UTF8/16 and
86 PCRE_NO_UTF8/16_CHECK, and with UCP support if PCRE_UCP is used.
87 </P>
88 <P>
89 The yield of the function is a pointer to a private data structure that
90 contains the compiled pattern, or NULL if an error was detected. Note that
91 compiling regular expressions with one version of PCRE for use with a different
92 version is not guaranteed to work and may cause crashes.
93 </P>
94 <P>
95 There is a complete description of the PCRE native API in the
96 <a href="pcreapi.html"><b>pcreapi</b></a>
97 page and a description of the POSIX API in the
98 <a href="pcreposix.html"><b>pcreposix</b></a>
99 page.
100 <p>
101 Return to the <a href="index.html">PCRE index page</a>.
102 </p>


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