re_exec()

Execute a regular expression

Synopsis:

#include <unix.h>

int re_exec( char *s );

Arguments:

s
A pointer to the string that you want to compare to the current regular expression. This string must end with a null byte and may include newline characters.

Library:

libc

Use the -l c option to qcc to link against this library. This library is usually included automatically.

This function is in libc.a, but not in libc.so (in order to save space).

Description:

The re_exec() function compares the string pointed to by the string argument with the last regular expression passed to re_comp() .

The re_comp() and re_exec() functions support simple regular expressions. The regular expressions of the form \{m\}, \{m,\}, or \{m,n\} aren't supported.

For better portability, use regcomp() , regerror() , and regexec() instead of these functions.

Returns:

1
The string matches the last compiled regular expression.
0
The string doesn't match the last compiled regular expression.
-1
The compiled regular expression is invalid (indicating an internal error).

Classification:

Legacy Unix

Safety:  
Cancellation point No
Interrupt handler No
Signal handler Yes
Thread Yes

Last modified: 2013-12-23

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