#include <pcre.h>

       int pcre_exec(const pcre *code, const pcre_extra *extra,
            const char *subject, int length, int startoffset,
            int options, int *ovector, int ovecsize);

       int pcre16_exec(const pcre16 *code, const pcre16_extra *extra,
            PCRE_SPTR16 subject, int length, int startoffset,
            int options, int *ovector, int ovecsize);

       int pcre32_exec(const pcre32 *code, const pcre32_extra *extra,
            PCRE_SPTR32 subject, int length, int startoffset,
            int options, int *ovector, int ovecsize);


       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
         extra        Points to an associated pcre[16|32]_extra structure,
                        or is NULL
         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
         ovector      Points to a vector of ints for result offsets
         ovecsize     Number of elements in the vector (a multiple of 3)

       The  units for length and startoffset are bytes for pcre_exec(), 16-bit
       data items for pcre16_exec(), and 32-bit items for  pcre32_exec().  The
       options are:

         PCRE_ANCHORED          Match only at the first position
         PCRE_BSR_ANYCRLF       \R matches only CR, LF, or CRLF
         PCRE_BSR_UNICODE       \R matches all Unicode line endings
         PCRE_NEWLINE_ANY       Recognize any Unicode newline sequence
         PCRE_NEWLINE_ANYCRLF   Recognize CR, LF, & CRLF as newline sequences
         PCRE_NEWLINE_CR        Recognize CR as the only newline sequence
         PCRE_NEWLINE_CRLF      Recognize CRLF as the only newline sequence
         PCRE_NEWLINE_LF        Recognize LF as the only newline sequence
         PCRE_NOTBOL            Subject string is not the beginning of a line
         PCRE_NOTEOL            Subject string is not the end of a line
         PCRE_NOTEMPTY          An empty string is not a valid match
         PCRE_NOTEMPTY_ATSTART  An empty string at the start of the subject
                                  is not a valid match
         PCRE_NO_START_OPTIMIZE Do not do "start-match" optimizations
         PCRE_NO_UTF16_CHECK    Do not check the subject for UTF-16
                                  validity (only relevant if PCRE_UTF16
                                  was set at compile time)
         PCRE_NO_UTF32_CHECK    Do not check the subject for UTF-32
                                  validity (only relevant if PCRE_UTF32

         flags            Bits indicating which fields are set
         study_data       Opaque data from pcre[16|32]_study()
         match_limit      Limit on internal resource use
         match_limit_recursion  Limit on internal recursion depth
         callout_data     Opaque data passed back to callouts
         tables           Points to character tables or is NULL
         mark             For passing back a *MARK pointer
         executable_jit   Opaque data from JIT compilation

       The  flag  bits  are   PCRE_EXTRA_STUDY_DATA,   PCRE_EXTRA_MATCH_LIMIT,

       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.

PCRE 8.33                         12 May 2013                     PCRE_EXEC(3)
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