On Friday, May 9, 2003, at 09:23 PM, Robo wrote:

> [snip]

>  How to send HTTP POST
> using Ruby, how to get the HTML pages back, how to extract the TV 
> programs
> out of those HTML pages.
>
> [snip]

I don't know of a tutorial on parsing text in Ruby.

For getting pages, you might look at how webfetcher does it:

http://www.acc.umu.se/~r2d2/programming/ruby/webfetcher/

curl, a unix program, can handle pages where the site must set a cookie 
before it gives you access to a page. See:

http://curl.haxx.se/

For text parsing after you get the pages, see the relevant sections of 
the pick-ax book (strings and regular expressions). The book can be 
found here:

http://www.rubycentral.com/book/index.html