String matching with C++ PCRE

no such file to load — mkmf (LoadError)

Ever get this error when installing a gem?

It happens when you don’t have the development library installed. Easy enough to fix, just install ruby1.9-dev.

For ubuntu:

Ruby utility script to send email

Someone over at MUDBytes asked about sending emails from within their game. They were looking to do this from C++, which as we all know is a pain in the ass.

I wrote up this quick utility script in ruby for sending emails easily, without the risk of passing stuff to the command line.

Usage:

This is an easy way of sending emails, and can be configured to authenticate with a server.