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.TH PCRE2_GET_STARTCHAR 3 "24 October 2014" "PCRE2 10.00"
PCRE2 - Perl-compatible regular expressions (revised API)
.B #include <pcre2.h>
.B PCRE2_SIZE pcre2_get_startchar(pcre2_match_data *\fImatch_data\fP);
After a successful call of \fBpcre2_match()\fP that was passed the match block
that is this function's argument, this function returns the code unit offset of
the character at which the successful match started. For a non-partial match,
this can be different to the value of \fIovector[0]\fP if the pattern contains
the \eK escape sequence. After a partial match, however, this value is always
the same as \fIovector[0]\fP because \eK does not affect the result of a
partial match.
There is a complete description of the PCRE2 native API in the
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