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On Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 4:57 PM, Aggelos Kolaitis <> wrote:
> I'm relatively new to scripting with Lua, ( I use it mostly for writing
> premake scripts).
> Anyway, I would like to know how it could be possible to extract parts of a
> string. Since I can't specify exactly what I want, I will tell you with an
> example.
> I handle all the command line arguments given to the script via a global
> _ARGS table. What I want is to handle arguments like --prefix=path.
> (Check if the argument starts with --prefix=, and if so get the path value)
> So How can I get the value of path only, which practically means the
> contents of a string after a given index.
> Is something like that possible ?
> Thanks in advance,
> Aggelos Kolaitis

Quite simple.

/s/ Adam