# VUE-Related Bash Scripts
by Apollia - http://apollia.com/
These work in Lighthouse 64 Puppy Linux 6.02 Beta 2. http://lhpup.org/
Might have to be modified to work properly in other [GNU/Linuxes](https://www.gnu.org/gnu/why-gnu-linux.en.html).
[VUE: Visual Understanding Environment](http://github.com/Apollia/VUE) is a wonderful
[concept mapping](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concept_map) program which I use very
frequently for most of my notes.
I made these VUE-Related Bash Scripts to easily:
<br>* Create new concept map files using whatever templates I want. And usually I like to create sets
of maps, so most every map I create has its own associated scraps map where I can paste anything
from my main map that I want to put aside without deleting entirely.
<br>* Create specialized sets of maps all at once, such as my Crystal/Log/Moss/Timeline sets,
and [Logical Thinking Process](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:BookSources/978-0-87389-723-5)
logic tree maps. (However, so far, I didn't make any fancy special templates for these map types.)
* A **Log** map is where I put whatever thoughts, observations, URLs, pasted text, etc. I want on the
map's topic or task in chronological order of when I thought of or found them, without trying to
* A **Crystal** map is where I try to [crystallize](http://www.dictionary.com/browse/crystallize?s=t) (or
[distill](http://www.dictionary.com/browse/distill?s=t)) all the best info and present it in a more organized,
clear, less chaotic and less repetitious way than the log map. That's more work than my log and moss maps where my
standards are far more relaxed, so I mostly have been adding to my log and moss maps, especially when dealing with topics or tasks where I'm not at all certain or clear on the answers yet.
* A **Moss** map is a more wild, freely-growing map which doesn't have to be in any particular order. A good place to work on drafty new stuff which isn't polished or definitive enough to go in a Crystal map (yet). I finally realized I needed Moss maps when I kept putting somewhat incomplete stuff in Crystal maps, for lack of anywhere more appropriate to put it.
Why the name "Moss"? Because it matches the theme of the name "Log" - both logs and moss can easily be found in forests. And crystals somewhat fit into the forest theme too, even though they'd generally be a much rarer thing to find there.
And I love moss's beautiful green color. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tionesta-ac-moss2.jpg](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tionesta-ac-moss2.jpg)
And the word "Moss" is short and doesn't take up much space in my VUE tabs.
* A **Timeline** map is like a combination of a Log and a Crystal - all the best info presented in chronological order alongside a long line, with dates on one side, and things associated with those dates on the other side.
<br>* Archive ("pastize") old map files, and replace ("freshize") them with a fresh, new, mostly empty template.
<br>* Convert images of any size to a standard small size, suitable for my maps. The image scripts require ImageMagick: [http://imagemagick.org](http://imagemagick.org)
<br>* Create symlinks or hard links to all of the maps I have in my maps folder.
Then, I can easily drag and drop all those links into a VUE map, and open any of my
VUE maps easily.
**WARNING**: As of this writing (Dec. 23, 2017), VUE gets confused by both hardlinks
and symlinks, so when you save your map, VUE will overwrite the link,
instead of saving to the map's real location.
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