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Managing event-related files in a folder hierarchy like <ARCHIVE>/2013/2013-05-17 Event name/

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This script moves items (files or directories) containing ISO datestamps
like "YYYY-MM-DD" into a directory stucture for the corresponding year.

You define the base directory either in this script (or using the
command line argument "--archivedir"). The convention is e.g.:


By default, this script extracts the year from the datestamp of
each file and moves it into the corresponding directory for its year:

m2a 2010-01-01_Jan2010.txt 2011-02-02_Feb2011.txt
... moves "2010-01-01_Jan2010.txt" to "<archivepath>/2010/"
... moves "2011-02-02_Feb2011.txt" to "<archivepath>/2011/"

OPTIONALLY you can define a sub-directory name with option "-d DIR". If it
contains no datestamp by itself, a datestamp from the first file of the
argument list will be used. This datestamp will be put in front of the name:

m2a -d "2009-02-15 bar" one two three
... moves all items to: "<archivepath>/2009/2009-02-15 bar/"

m2a -d bar 2011-10-10_one 2008-01-02_two 2011-10-12_three
... moves all items to: "<archivepath>/2011/2011-10-10 bar/"

If you feel uncomfortable you can simulate the behavior using the "--dryrun"
option. You see what would happen without changing anything at all.

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