Utf8.gmatch

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This function returns a pattern finding iterator for UTF-8 strings. The iterator will search through the string input looking for instances of the pattern you passed. For more information on iterators read the ForTutorial and IteratorsTutorial.

Syntax

iterator utf8.gmatch ( string input, string pattern )

Required Arguments

  • input: A string character sequence
  • pattern: A string match pattern

Returns

Returns an function for iterations on the input string by using the passed pattern string.

Example

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This example prints every word in the UTF-8 string

for word in utf8.gmatch( "Как вас зовут?", "%a+" ) do 
    print( word )
end

Output:

Как
вас
зовут

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