NAME         top

       PCRE - Perl-compatible regular expressions

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <pcre.h>

       int pcre_get_substring_list(const char *subject,
            int *ovector, int stringcount, const char ***listptr);

       int pcre16_get_substring_list(PCRE_SPTR16 subject,
            int *ovector, int stringcount, PCRE_SPTR16 **listptr);

       int pcre32_get_substring_list(PCRE_SPTR32 subject,
            int *ovector, int stringcount, PCRE_SPTR32 **listptr);

DESCRIPTION         top

       This is a convenience function for extracting a list of all the
       captured substrings. The arguments are:

         subject       Subject that has been successfully matched
         ovector       Offset vector that pcre[16|32]_exec used
         stringcount   Value returned by pcre[16|32]_exec
         listptr       Where to put a pointer to the list

       The memory in which the substrings and the list are placed is
       obtained by calling pcre[16|32]_malloc(). The convenience function
       pcre[16|32]_free_substring_list() can be used to free it when it is
       no longer needed. A pointer to a list of pointers is put in the
       variable whose address is in listptr. The list is terminated by a
       NULL pointer. The yield of the function is zero on success or
       PCRE_ERROR_NOMEMORY if sufficient memory could not be obtained.

       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.

COLOPHON         top

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PCRE 8.30                       24 June 2012      PCRE_GET_SUBSTRING_LIST(3)