how do i split a string

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Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2008 17:42:58 -0700 (PDT)
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I have a record like this

I need to know the 1st occurance of *, and length of it the 2nd occurance of * and the length of it

for example, for 12**5***, I need to get 3263 meaning the 1st one start at 3, length is 2, the 2nd one start at 6, the length is 2

Your help is highly appreciated Received on Mon Oct 13 2008 - 19:42:58 CDT

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