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On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 7:00 AM, Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo
<> wrote:
>> You can make it so just an empty string is pushed if there is at least
>> one newline:
>> local n = select(2, s:gsub("[^\n]*\n[^\n]*", ""))
> Or this:
>        local _,n = s:gsub('.-\n', '')

The only "problem" with that is if there is anything following the
final newline character, it will be returned by gsub.

So perhaps the final best version would be:

local _,n = s:gsub(".-\n[^\n]*", "")


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