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On 5/8/2012 1:09 AM, Sandeep Ghai wrote:
I basically want to match the strings from another data file.

The first stop for a problem like this should be Google or another search engine [1]. Searching "String Pattern Matching In Lua" (the title you provided for this email, with Pattern spelled correctly) found this tutorial in the first few results:

It has links at the top to several other tutorials.

When you ask completely open-ended "Please do all my work for me" questions with no evidence you've even really tried to solve the problem yourself, people on ANY list will often get annoyed.


[1] does a particularly good job with programming queries, I find; YMMV.