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On Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 12:41 PM, Austin Einter <> wrote:
> I am trying to find the location of a sub string in main string.
> The sub string is "Max-Forwards"

> offset = string.find(msg, "Max-Forwards")

In Lua patterns, the minus is a non-greedy version of the "*".

You can escape it with % => "Max%-Forwards", but in your case, since
you're looking for a plain string, you can use the "plain" option of

offset = string.find(msg, "Max-Forwards", 1, true) -- subject, needle,
start position, plain?