On Tue, 2005-02-08 at 21:35 +0900, Bil Kleb wrote:
> I have a large mail folder full of data.
> 
> I would like to extract data from messages
> (I can craft a regular expression to find
> the data).
> 
> The question is should I be using some
> Ruby library that can parse the mail format
> because I also want the date of the message?
> 
> Or should I simply split on "From:  ... ", and
> then iterate on each message...

You might try the TMail package -- it has a "Port" (reader library) for
mbox format, which is likely what your mail folder is in.

Ari