Lua Methods Reference > LuaRegexMatch Methods > position

The position method returns the position of the match in the string searched, where 1 refers to the first character in the string. You can also retrieve the position of sub matches by specifying the submatch parameter.
position( [ submatch ] )
(number) The sub match to return the position of, starting at 1 for the first sub match. With the default value of 0 the position of the whole match is returned.
(Number). The position of the submatch as an index from 1.