Creating RedNotebook files

Asked by WS Jones on 2016-10-13

I have a large amount of data in Lotus Organizer and I am considering moving some entries to RedNotebook. I can write a filter that reads and groups my original entries into files of physical months as mentioned in the help text (yyyy-mm.txt). From what I can tell I then have to encase my original text in a construct that looks like dd: {text: !!python/unicode 'text'} where dd is a two-digit date. The only gotcha I noticed was the need to double-up single quotes when they appear (eg. computer''s). So ... is this all I have to code for the transfer to be successful -- creating say 100 files named 2014-01.txt, 2014-02.txt, etc., each filled with a sequence of dd: lines? Are there other files I need to touch/update/create? And, is it sensible or foolish to go down this road? Thanks for the advice!

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Jendrik Seipp (jendrikseipp) said : #1

Your solution sounds perfectly reasonable, though indeed it is easy to
mess up escaping characters. Therefore, I'd recommend to use a Python
script to write the YAML files, using the yaml module.

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