split a string on a specified separator


local du = require "lib/dtutils"
local result = du.split(str, pat)

str - string - the string to split
pat - string - the pattern to split on


split separates a string into a table of strings. The strings are separated at each occurrence of the supplied pattern. The pattern may be any pattern as described in the lua docs. Each match of the pattern is consumed and not returned.


result - table - a table of strings on success, or an empty table on error


split("/a/long/path/name/to/a/file.txt", "/") 

would return a table like

{"a", "long", "path", "name", "to", "a", "file.txt"}