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On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 04:40, KHMan <> wrote:
> On 1/3/2011 9:21 AM, Steve Litt wrote:

> string.gsub() wants a pattern for the second operand. But you want to use v
> as a literal. So you need to escape those "%" (and perhaps other magic
> characters) and make gsub interpret v as a literal.

> "%a%Aarg please=>%%" => "%%a%%Aarg please=>%%%%" (I think)

This function may be useful:

(I think that may actually be a reuse of some code on Lua-Users.)