PCRE2_GET_STARTCHAR(3) Library Functions Manual PCRE2_GET_STARTCHAR(3)
PCRE2 - Perl-compatible regular expressions (revised API)
PCRE2_SIZE pcre2_get_startchar(pcre2_match_data *match_data);
After a successful call of pcre2_match() that was passed the match
block that is this function's argument, this function returns the code
unit offset of the character at which the successful match started. For
a non-partial match, this can be different to the value of ovector
if the pattern contains the \K escape sequence. After a partial match,
however, this value is always the same as ovector because \K does
not affect the result of a partial match.
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.
PCRE2 10.00 24 October 2014 PCRE2_GET_STARTCHAR(3)
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