# $EPIC: rindex.txt,v 1.2 2007/03/02 02:32:04 jnelson Exp $
It used to be common to use $rindex() to find a character in a string so that you could extract the parts of the string before and after the character. This is more easily done by $before() and $after() though.
-1 no character in <characters> was found in <text> > -1 index to last instance of something in <characters> in <text>
This function originally appeared in ircII-2.1.3
$rindex(abc hello there bob) returns 14 $rindex(abc hello there bob) returns 16 (because of the spaces after 'c' and before 'h') $rindex(xyz hello there bob) returns -1 $rindex() returns the empty string