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PCRE_GET_STRINGNUMBER(3)                              PCRE_GET_STRINGNUMBER(3)

       PCRE - Perl-compatible regular expressions


       #include <pcre.h>

       int pcre_get_stringnumber(const pcre *code,
            const char *name);


       This  convenience  function  finds the number of a named substring capturing parenthesis in a compiled pattern.
       Its arguments are:

         code    Compiled regular expression
         name    Name whose number is required

       The yield of the function is the number of the parenthesis if the name is found, or PCRE_ERROR_NOSUBSTRING oth-
       erwise.  When  duplicate  names  are  allowed (PCRE_DUPNAMES is set), it is not defined which of the numbers is
       returned    by    pcre_get_stringnumber().    You    can    obtain    the    complete    list    by     calling

       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.