MirBSD manpage: re_comp(3), re_exec(3)

RE_COMP(3)                 BSD Programmer's Manual                  RE_COMP(3)


     re_comp, re_exec - regular expression handler


     #include <unistd.h>

     char *
     re_comp(const char *s);

     re_exec(const char *s);


     This interface is made obsolete by regex(3). It is available from the
     compatibility library, libcompat.

     The re_comp() function compiles a string into an internal form suitable
     for pattern matching. The re_exec() function checks the argument string
     against the last string passed to re_comp().

     The re_comp() function returns 0 if the string s was compiled successful-
     ly; otherwise a string containing an error message is returned. If
     re_comp() is passed 0 or a null string, it returns without changing the
     currently compiled regular expression.

     The re_exec() function returns 1 if the string s matches the last com-
     piled regular expression, 0 if the string s failed to match the last com-
     piled regular expression, and -1 if the compiled regular expression was
     invalid (indicating an internal error).

     The strings passed to both re_comp() and re_exec() may have trailing or
     embedded newline characters; they are terminated by NULs. The regular ex-
     pressions recognized are described in the manual entry for ed(1), given
     the above difference.


     The re_exec() function returns -1 for an internal error.

     The re_comp() function returns one of the following strings if an error

           No previous regular expression,
           Regular expression too long,
           unmatched \(,
           missing ],
           too many \(\) pairs,
           unmatched \).


     ed(1), egrep(1), ex(1), fgrep(1), grep(1), regex(3)


     The re_comp() and re_exec() functions appeared in 4.0BSD.

MirBSD #10-current               June 4, 1993                                1

Generated on 2022-12-24 01:00:14 by $MirOS: src/scripts/roff2htm,v 1.113 2022/12/21 23:14:31 tg Exp $ — This product includes material provided by mirabilos.

These manual pages and other documentation are copyrighted by their respective writers; their sources are available at the project’s CVSweb, AnonCVS and other mirrors. The rest is Copyright © 2002–2022 MirBSD.

This manual page’s HTML representation is supposed to be valid XHTML/1.1; if not, please send a bug report — diffs preferred.

Kontakt / Impressum & Datenschutzerklärung