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String.find("string")


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String.find("string")

This operator returns a Number with the location of the first occurrence of a substring within the source string. The operator searches for literal strings, not regular expressions. Matches are case sensitive. The offset is zero-based (position 1 is zero). If the string is not found, String.find() returns -1.

For example, if $MyString is "I do not like green eggs and ham":

$MyString.find("not") returns 5

$MyString.find("blue") returns -1 (not found in match string)

$MyString.find("Not") returns -1 (not found - case-sensitive matching)