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PCRE-CONFIG(1)             General Commands Manual            PCRE-CONFIG(1)

NAME         top

       pcre-config - program to return PCRE configuration

SYNOPSIS         top


       pcre-config [--prefix] [--exec-prefix] [--version] [--libs]
                   [--libs16] [--libs32] [--libs-cpp] [--libs-posix]
                   [--cflags] [--cflags-posix]

DESCRIPTION         top


       pcre-config returns the configuration of the installed PCRE libraries
       and the options required to compile a program to use them. Some of
       the options apply only to the 8-bit, or 16-bit, or 32-bit libraries,
       respectively, and are not available if only one of those libraries
       has been built. If an unavailable option is encountered, the "usage"
       information is output.

OPTIONS         top


       --prefix  Writes the directory prefix used in the PCRE installation
                 for architecture independent files (/usr on many systems,
                 /usr/local on some systems) to the standard output.

       --exec-prefix
                 Writes the directory prefix used in the PCRE installation
                 for architecture dependent files (normally the same as
                 --prefix) to the standard output.

       --version Writes the version number of the installed PCRE libraries
                 to the standard output.

       --libs    Writes to the standard output the command line options
                 required to link with the 8-bit PCRE library (-lpcre on
                 many systems).

       --libs16  Writes to the standard output the command line options
                 required to link with the 16-bit PCRE library (-lpcre16 on
                 many systems).

       --libs32  Writes to the standard output the command line options
                 required to link with the 32-bit PCRE library (-lpcre32 on
                 many systems).

       --libs-cpp
                 Writes to the standard output the command line options
                 required to link with PCRE's C++ wrapper library (-lpcrecpp
                 -lpcre on many systems).

       --libs-posix
                 Writes to the standard output the command line options
                 required to link with PCRE's POSIX API wrapper library
                 (-lpcreposix -lpcre on many systems).

       --cflags  Writes to the standard output the command line options
                 required to compile files that use PCRE (this may include
                 some -I options, but is blank on many systems).

       --cflags-posix
                 Writes to the standard output the command line options
                 required to compile files that use PCRE's POSIX API wrapper
                 library (this may include some -I options, but is blank on
                 many systems).

SEE ALSO         top


       pcre(3)

AUTHOR         top


       This manual page was originally written by Mark Baker for the Debian
       GNU/Linux system. It has been subsequently revised as a generic PCRE
       man page.

REVISION         top


       Last updated: 24 June 2012

COLOPHON         top

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PCRE 8.30                      01 January 2012                PCRE-CONFIG(1)