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On Sat, Jun 5, 2010 at 1:02 PM, Graham Wakefield <> wrote:
> Hmm, I must be slow. I can't figure out how to convert a string with represented control characters into a string with actual control characters.
> E.g.:
> local input = [[ line 1\nline2 ]]

I think loadstring() may be the simplest solution.

you may need to use double quotes for the string, and you should quote
all double quotes inside the string .  Using single quotes is the

Use [[ and ]] are not recommended, since it cannot be quoted and will
have security problem when used with loadstring().