PCre Library for Windows 10

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PCre Library for Windows 10

Precompiled Windows port of PCRE 8.0, includes PCRE binaries, shared libraries and static libraries for Windows

What is PCRE:

Pcre means Perl-compatible regular-expression library

The PCRE library is a set of functions that implement regular expression pattern matching using the same syntax and semantics as Perl 5. PCRE has its own native API, as well as a set of wrapper functions that correspond to the POSIX regular expression API. The PCRE library is free, even for building commercial software

PCRE-8.00 for Windows Binaries:

  1. Main Files in pcre-8.0-bin.zip:

    • pcregrep.exe
    • pcretest.exe
    • libpcre-0.dll
    • libpcreposix-0.dll
    • libpcrecpp-0.dll
  2. File size: 373945

  3. Last Change: 30 November 2009

PCRE-8.00 for Windows Developer files:

  1. Main Files in pcre-8.0-bin.zip:

    • libpcre.a
    • libpcre.dll.a
    • libpcrecpp.a
    • libpcrecpp.dll.a
    • libpcreposix.a
    • libpcreposix.dll.a
    • pcre.h
    • pcreposix.h
  2. File size: 102473

  3. Last Change: 30 November 2009

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PCRE-8.00 for Windows configuration summary:

Install prefix .................. : /usr/local
C preprocessor .................. : gcc -E
C compiler ...................... : gcc
C++ preprocessor ................ : g++ -E
C++ compiler .................... : g++
Linker .......................... : c:/MinGW/mingw32/bin/ld.exe
C preprocessor flags ............ :
C compiler flags ................ : -O2
C++ compiler flags .............. : -O2
Linker flags .................... :
Extra libraries ................. :

Build C++ library ............... : yes
Enable UTF-8 support ............ : yes
Unicode properties .............. : yes
Newline char/sequence ........... : lf
\R matches only ANYCRLF ......... : no
EBCDIC coding ................... : no
Rebuild char tables ............. : no
Use stack recursion ............. : yes
POSIX mem threshold ............. : 10
Internal link size .............. : 2
Match limit ..................... : 10000000
Match limit recursion ........... : MATCH_LIMIT
Build shared libs ............... : yes
Build static libs ............... : yes
Link pcregrep with libz ......... : no
Link pcregrep with libbz2 ....... : no
Link pcretest with libreadline .. : no

PCRE on the Web:

  1. PCRE Homepage https://www.pcre.org/

  2. Original sources ftp://ftp.csx.cam.ac.uk/pub/software/programming/pcre/pcre-8.00.zip

  3. PCRE-7.00 fow Windows(lacks static libraries): https://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/pcre.htm

The package has been compiled with GNU make, and Mingw (GCC for MS-Windows). Bugs and questions on this MS-Windows port: <>

Libpcreposix Dll