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This will check if there are any empty directories, or newly emptied directories, in a list of directories. It will then delete all of those directories. It works with gnu find and OSX/BSD find.
Choosing your year and month. You only need the gnu date command and bash. desiredDay of the week is (1..7); 1 is Monday.
If you want desiredDay of week (0..6); 0 is Sunday
desiredDay=6; year=2012; month=5; n=0; while [ $(date -d "$year-$((month+1))-1 - $n day" "+%w") -ne $desiredDay ]; do n=$((n+1)); done; date -d "$year-$((month+1))-1 - $n day" "+%x"
This doesn't require any non-standard programs.
This command takes a few changes to get to the file format, but once you have that, you're good to go. Set your environment variables and then change the text "front" and "back" to whatever you're files start and end with. You'll end up with some easily sort-able files.