Hello developers, in this short tutorial I will explain how to get all the words in a message after a specific one as i saw that it’s a thing that has been asked a lot of times.
What we are going to use to make this is:
- A chat message
We will use the
player.Chatted event to decect when a player sends a message
game.Players.PlayerAdded:Connect(function(player) player.Chatted:Connect(function(message) local cuttedMessage = string.sub(message, number of characters you want to cut until the first word of the part of the message you want, #message) end) end)
So with the code above we remove all the characters of the message before the word of the message’s part we want to get.
message = "Hello this is a test message"
let’s say that we want to get the part “test message”, the character before the “t” of “test” are 16, you have to include also the spaces, with
string.sub(message, 16) we say to the code to get the string (message) and then go ahead from the first character by 16 characters the 16th character is actually the space before the “t” of “test”.
This could be util if you are making a kick/ban system using the roblox chat.
Let’s say that you are making a kick/ban system and you have other arguments before the part of the message that could be the reason, everything you need to do is get the length of the arguments before the interested part and that the command is “/kick”
local playerToKick = -- the part of the string that contains the player's name local reason = string.sub(message, 5 + #playerToKick + 2)
So basically in the little code above the number 5 is the lenght of “/kick” in characters, the #playerToKick is the lenght of the player to kick name in characters and the 2 is the number of spaces contained in the message before the reason part that in this case are 2 (the one between “/kick” and the one between the player’s to kick name and the first character of the reason)
You can learn more about strings here.
Hope that this little tutorial helps you! Feedbacks are welcome!