Multiline regex help

Yatima yatima_ at konishi.polis.net
Thu Mar 3 11:53:24 CET 2005


Hey Folks,

I've got some info in a bunch of files that kind of looks like so:

Gibberish
53
MoreGarbage
12
RelevantInfo1
10/10/04
NothingImportant
ThisDoesNotMatter
44
RelevantInfo2
22
BlahBlah
343
RelevantInfo3
23
Hubris
Crap
34

and so on...

Anyhow, these "fields" repeat several times in a given file (number of
repetitions varies from file to file). The number on the line following the
"RelevantInfo" lines is really what I'm after. Ideally, I would like to have
something like so:

RelevantInfo1 = 10/10/04 # The variable name isn't actually important
RelevantInfo3 = 23       # it's just there to illustrate what info I'm
                         # trying to snag.

Score[RelevantInfo1][RelevantInfo3] = 22 # The value from RelevantInfo2

Collected from all of the files.

So, there would be several of these "scores" per file and there are a bunch
of files. Ultimately, I am interested in printing them out as a csv file but
that should be relatively easy once they are trapped in my array of doom
<cue evil laughter>.

I've got a fairly ugly "solution" (I am using this term *very* loosely)
using awk and his faithfail companion sed, but I would prefer something in
python.

Thanks for your time.

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