This TAP has the following functions:

1. Renaming recordings to get unique file names
2. Move to directory
3. Follow Me Mode - Recordings can be moved to a directory that already contains a file with the same name
4. History Mode -This modes moves files according to a previous move, that has been recorded in
the history list
5. List of moved files

Current Version 2.0 from here.

AutoMove Version 2.0
Author: Happy, happy68 /ed\ hepke dot com (Till Hepke)

Use this software at your own risk, the author can not be made liable
for any damage, that is caused by the use of the software.
Everybody can use the software for free


- Put automovecfg.tap to your ProgramFiles folder
- Put automove.tap to your ProgramFiles folder or Autostart folder
- First run automovecfg.tap to configure
- Then run automove.tap, on startup it's doing the job
- The TAP supports 90 history entries


1. Renaming recordings to get unique file names

-this is necessary, so you can collect them into one directory
-Files can be renamed by appending the date or date/time (YYYY-MM-DD/YYYY-MM-DD HH-MM,
_YYMMTT, _YYMMTT_HHMM, DD-MM-YYYY, DD-MM-YYYY HH-MM, TT.MM., TT.MM. HH.MM (only files without such a suffix are renamed)
-You can do a first run with just date suffix, and a second run with date an time
suffix, when first run fails due to a duplicate filename
-The second run will also be performed after an unsuccessful move
-If you configure no renaming at all, files are numbered automatically (-2, -3, ..)
when moved
-Control characters and non windows characters (like : / \ * ? " < > ¦)
within the filename are deleted
-There is also a check only mode, which checks (and restores if necessary) the extension,
and deletes control characters
The recycle bin of Improbox/file will not be touched

2. Move to directory

-Scans the directory structure of the playback directory
(/DataFiles). Then scans all .rec files in the playback
directory (no subdirectories) and moves them to a directory
whose names match the first part of the .rec file
-eg. "Yes minister 2005-05-05.mpg" will be moved to a directory
"/Datafiles/Yes minister" or "/Datafiles/series/Yes minister"
-files matching "directory*.rec", "directory.rec" or "*directory*.rec" can be moved (configurable)
-No files will be moved to directories whose names end on - (e.g. "/Lost-"
-2 levels of directories are supported
-Automove also can cope with "Lost - Episode 15.rec" oder "Lost ~ Episode 15.rec" by
recognizing the characters - and ~. This also works for History Move.

3. Follow Me Mode

-Recordings can be moved to a directory that already contains a file with the same name
(ignoring the date/time suffixes)
-e.g. create a directory "/Series", then manually move a file "Lost 2005-05-05.mpg"
and "Desperate Housewives 2005-05-06.mpg" into /Series. Now all Recordings like
"Lost xxxx-xx-xx.mpg" and "Desperate Housewives xxxx-xx-xx.mpg" will be moved to this
directory automatically, as well.
-if 'Follow Me' fails due to differences in the file names, a number of characters
at the end of the file name can be ignored additionally
-or specify a maximum number of characters to be compared
-No files will be moved to directories whose names end on -
-up to 2 levels of directories are supported

4. History Mode

-This modes moves files according to a previous move, that has been recorded in
the history list (see 5.)
-Once a "follow me" move has been performed, the next recording with the same
name will be moved to the same folder, even if a pattern file no longer exists
-History mode can be switched on/off in the configuration
-Blocked entries do not serve as pattern
-Entries in the history list can be blocked with the REC key, so they don't serve
as a pattern for history mode, in case you definitly want to stop the moving of
a recording. Blocked entries are in red letters.

5. List of moved files

-You can start the history list, with the separate configuration TAP or
by pressing EXIT and then MENU, or with TSR-Commander. You can access the list of the last moved recordings by pressing EXIT
-You can choose from the list and directly play the recording by pressing OK
-The configuration can be started by MENU
-With the REC key you can block entries for history move, all similar entries
after the current one will be blocked, as well, so you don't have to do this manually
These entries are marked in red.
-A further press on REC will make the entry permanent, so it will not fall out
of the end of the list. These entries are marked in green.

6. Customising

-You can use the automovecfg.tap to start the configuration menu
-The configuration menu is accessible from the history list by pressing MENU
-Automove can run as TSR (doing the job after recordings are finished, or manually triggered) or as non TSR
then it will do the job and terminate
-Matching of directories and files can now be configured to be case insensitive
-Only files older than a specified time are moved (default 2 days)
-Moving can be delayed e.g after startup to be more compatible with other TAPs
that manipulate recordings, e.g. Overfly or Stirf.
-Recordings from encrypted channels can be exempted from moving, in general, or just
encrypted or partially encrypted recordings
-Choose "Run now" to immediately start a run
-Choose "Run now, with log file" to start a run and write a logfile (only
use this when no recordings or playbacks are running)

7. Priorities

a. Renaming
b. Folder move
c. Follow me move
d. History move, within history mode newer entries have higher priority


-You can use your own fonts in folder /ProgramFiles/Settings/Fonts.
-These fonts can be created using the fontmanager from FireBird's FirebirdLib in folder \.Demo\FontManager.
-It's controlled by the file Fonts.ini. It will be found in folders /ProgramFiles, /ProgramFiles/Settings
or /ProgramFiles/Settings/Fonts. Here you can configure the name of the font files and the displaying offset.

Manual Movescript

-WARNING: the script does not check for duplicate filenames in the
destination folder and will overwrite without confimation !!!!!!!!!

-the script must be edited individually and be copied
to /ProgramFiles/Settings/AutoMove
-the script must be copied to /ProgramFiles/Settings/AutoMove (unchanged)
-With "Play" the script can be started manually from the history list
-A running script is shown in the history list behind the version number

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