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RE_COMP

Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
2013-06-21
 

NAME

re_comp, re_exec - BSD regex functions  

SYNOPSIS

#define _REGEX_RE_COMP
#include <sys/types.h>
#include <regex.h>

char *re_comp(char *regex);

int re_exec(char *string);  

DESCRIPTION

re_comp() is used to compile the null-terminated regular expression pointed to by regex. The compiled pattern occupies a static area, the pattern buffer, which is overwritten by subsequent use of re_comp(). If regex is NULL, no operation is performed and the pattern buffer's contents are not altered.

re_exec() is used to assess whether the null-terminated string pointed to by string matches the previously compiled regex.  

RETURN VALUE

re_comp() returns NULL on successful compilation of regex otherwise it returns a pointer to an appropriate error message.

re_exec() returns 1 for a successful match, zero for failure.  

ATTRIBUTES

 

Multithreading (see pthreads(7))

The re_comp() and re_exec() functions are not thread-safe.  

CONFORMING TO

4.3BSD.  

NOTES

These functions are obsolete; the functions documented in regcomp(3) should be used instead.  

SEE ALSO

regcomp(3), regex(7), GNU regex manual  

COLOPHON

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Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
ATTRIBUTES
Multithreading (see pthreads(7))
CONFORMING TO
NOTES
SEE ALSO
COLOPHON

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