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PCRE2_PATTERN_INFO(3)   Library Functions Manual   PCRE2_PATTERN_INFO(3)

NAME         top

       PCRE2 - Perl-compatible regular expressions (revised API)

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <pcre2.h>

       int pcre2_pattern_info(const pcre2_code *code, uint32_t what,
          void *where);

DESCRIPTION         top

       This function returns information about a compiled pattern. Its
       arguments are:

         code     Pointer to a compiled regular expression pattern
         what     What information is required
         where    Where to put the information

       The recognized values for the what argument, and the information
       they request are as follows:

         PCRE2_INFO_ALLOPTIONS      Final options after compiling
         PCRE2_INFO_ARGOPTIONS      Options passed to pcre2_compile()
         PCRE2_INFO_BACKREFMAX      Number of highest backreference
         PCRE2_INFO_BSR             What \R matches:
                                      PCRE2_BSR_UNICODE: Unicode line
                                      PCRE2_BSR_ANYCRLF: CR, LF, or CRLF
         PCRE2_INFO_CAPTURECOUNT    Number of capturing subpatterns
         PCRE2_INFO_DEPTHLIMIT      Backtracking depth limit if set,
                                      otherwise PCRE2_ERROR_UNSET
         PCRE2_INFO_EXTRAOPTIONS    Extra options that were passed in
                                      compile context
         PCRE2_INFO_FIRSTBITMAP     Bitmap of first code units, or NULL
         PCRE2_INFO_FIRSTCODETYPE   Type of start-of-match information
                                      0 nothing set
                                      1 first code unit is set
                                      2 start of string or after newline
         PCRE2_INFO_FIRSTCODEUNIT   First code unit when type is 1
         PCRE2_INFO_FRAMESIZE       Size of backtracking frame
         PCRE2_INFO_HASBACKSLASHC   Return 1 if pattern contains \C
         PCRE2_INFO_HASCRORLF       Return 1 if explicit CR or LF
                                      exist in the pattern
         PCRE2_INFO_HEAPLIMIT       Heap memory limit if set,
                                      otherwise PCRE2_ERROR_UNSET
         PCRE2_INFO_JCHANGED        Return 1 if (?J) or (?-J) was used
         PCRE2_INFO_JITSIZE         Size of JIT compiled code, or 0
         PCRE2_INFO_LASTCODETYPE    Type of must-be-present information
                                      0 nothing set
                                      1 code unit is set
         PCRE2_INFO_LASTCODEUNIT    Last code unit when type is 1
         PCRE2_INFO_MATCHEMPTY      1 if the pattern can match an
                                      empty string, 0 otherwise
         PCRE2_INFO_MATCHLIMIT      Match limit if set,
                                      otherwise PCRE2_ERROR_UNSET
         PCRE2_INFO_MAXLOOKBEHIND   Length (in characters) of the
                                      lookbehind assertion
         PCRE2_INFO_MINLENGTH       Lower bound length of matching
         PCRE2_INFO_NAMECOUNT       Number of named subpatterns
         PCRE2_INFO_NAMEENTRYSIZE   Size of name table entries
         PCRE2_INFO_NAMETABLE       Pointer to name table
         PCRE2_CONFIG_NEWLINE       Code for the newline sequence:
         PCRE2_INFO_RECURSIONLIMIT  Obsolete synonym for
         PCRE2_INFO_SIZE            Size of compiled pattern

       If where is NULL, the function returns the amount of memory
       needed for the requested information, in bytes. Otherwise, the
       where argument must point to an unsigned 32-bit integer (uint32_t
       variable), except for the following what values, when it must
       point to a variable of the type shown:

         PCRE2_INFO_FIRSTBITMAP     const uint8_t *
         PCRE2_INFO_JITSIZE         size_t
         PCRE2_INFO_SIZE            size_t

       The yield of the function is zero on success or:

         PCRE2_ERROR_NULL           the argument code is NULL
         PCRE2_ERROR_BADMAGIC       the "magic number" was not found
         PCRE2_ERROR_BADOPTION      the value of what is invalid
         PCRE2_ERROR_BADMODE        the pattern was compiled in the
       wrong mode
         PCRE2_ERROR_UNSET          the requested information is not set

       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.

COLOPHON         top

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PCRE2 10.33                 14 February 2019       PCRE2_PATTERN_INFO(3)