int pcre_copy_named_substring(const pcre *code, const char *subject, int *ovector, int stringcount, const char *stringname, char *buffer, int buffersize);
This is a convenience function for extracting a captured substring, identified by name, into a given buffer. The arguments are:
code Pattern that was successfully matched subject Subject that has been successfully matched ovector Offset vector that pcre_exec() used stringcount Value returned by pcre_exec() stringname Name of the required substring buffer Buffer to receive the string buffersize Size of buffer
The yield is the length of the substring, PCRE_ERROR_NOMEMORY if the buffer was too small, or PCRE_ERROR_NOSUBSTRING if the string name is invalid.
There is a complete description of the PCRE API in the pcreapi page.