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3  <title>pcre_compile specification</title>  <title>pcre_compile specification</title>
4  </head>  </head>
5  <body bgcolor="#FFFFFF" text="#00005A" link="#0066FF" alink="#3399FF" vlink="#2222BB">  <body bgcolor="#FFFFFF" text="#00005A" link="#0066FF" alink="#3399FF" vlink="#2222BB">
6  This HTML document has been generated automatically from the original man page.  <h1>pcre_compile man page</h1>
7  If there is any nonsense in it, please consult the man page, in case the  <p>
8  conversion went wrong.<br>  Return to the <a href="index.html">PCRE index page</a>.
9    </p>
10    <p>
11    This page is part of the PCRE HTML documentation. It was generated automatically
12    from the original man page. If there is any nonsense in it, please consult the
13    man page, in case the conversion went wrong.
14    <br>
15  <br><b>  <br><b>
16  SYNOPSIS  SYNOPSIS
17  </b><br>  </b><br>
# Line 23  DESCRIPTION Line 29  DESCRIPTION
29  <P>  <P>
30  This function compiles a regular expression into an internal form. Its  This function compiles a regular expression into an internal form. Its
31  arguments are:  arguments are:
 </P>  
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32  <pre>  <pre>
33    <i>pattern</i>       A zero-terminated string containing the    <i>pattern</i>       A zero-terminated string containing the
34                    regular expression to be compiled                    regular expression to be compiled
# Line 33  arguments are: Line 37  arguments are:
37    <i>erroffset</i>     Offset in pattern where error was found    <i>erroffset</i>     Offset in pattern where error was found
38    <i>tableptr</i>      Pointer to character tables, or NULL to    <i>tableptr</i>      Pointer to character tables, or NULL to
39                    use the built-in default                    use the built-in default
40  </PRE>  </pre>
 </P>  
 <P>  
41  The option bits are:  The option bits are:
 </P>  
 <P>  
42  <pre>  <pre>
43    PCRE_ANCHORED         Force pattern anchoring    PCRE_ANCHORED         Force pattern anchoring
44      PCRE_AUTO_CALLOUT     Compile automatic callouts
45    PCRE_CASELESS         Do caseless matching    PCRE_CASELESS         Do caseless matching
46    PCRE_DOLLAR_ENDONLY   $ not to match newline at end    PCRE_DOLLAR_ENDONLY   $ not to match newline at end
47    PCRE_DOTALL           . matches anything including NL    PCRE_DOTALL           . matches anything including NL
# Line 55  The option bits are: Line 56  The option bits are:
56    PCRE_NO_UTF8_CHECK    Do not check the pattern for UTF-8    PCRE_NO_UTF8_CHECK    Do not check the pattern for UTF-8
57                            validity (only relevant if                            validity (only relevant if
58                            PCRE_UTF8 is set)                            PCRE_UTF8 is set)
59  </PRE>  </pre>
60  </P>  PCRE must be built with UTF-8 support in order to use PCRE_UTF8 and
61  <P>  PCRE_NO_UTF8_CHECK.
 PCRE must be compiled with UTF-8 support in order to use PCRE_UTF8  
 (or PCRE_NO_UTF8_CHECK).  
62  </P>  </P>
63  <P>  <P>
64  The yield of the function is a pointer to a private data structure that  The yield of the function is a pointer to a private data structure that
65  contains the compiled pattern, or NULL if an error was detected.  contains the compiled pattern, or NULL if an error was detected.
66  </P>  </P>
67  <P>  <P>
68  There is a complete description of the PCRE API in the  There is a complete description of the PCRE native API in the
69  <a href="pcreapi.html"><b>pcreapi</b></a>  <a href="pcreapi.html"><b>pcreapi</b></a>
70    page and a description of the POSIX API in the
71    <a href="pcreposix.html"><b>pcreposix</b></a>
72  page.  page.
73    <p>
74    Return to the <a href="index.html">PCRE index page</a>.
75    </p>

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