Currently, I organise my research ideas and personal notes in a series of folders, categorised by topics and subtopics, containing mostly notes (text files) and PDFs (and a few other types of files like images, videos, etc).
I recently came across personal Wiki software, which allows you to organise notes and ideas, link between them (like Wikipedia), manage files, and many many other things. I want to transform my existing structure of notes and files into a wiki one.
After doing a bit of research, I decided to try zim-wiki, which seems pretty intuitive and effective. However, I did not manage to import my current structure into the software. My files do not have a
.txt extension and file names have spaces and other symbols not permitted for Windows (I use Linux, and the software seems to be tailored for Windows users). These characteristics make importing my current file structure in zim-wiki not possible. I would need to manually make all my files compliant with the Windows rules, which is a daunting task.
Thus, I am looking for a solution to my problem. Namely, I want a software that works upon my current file structure. I do not want to make changes. Ideally, the wiki has to work offline, and in Linux (I use Ubuntu 16.04).
I've seen docuwiki and mediawiki, but they seem too advanced for what I really need. It's unclear to me whether they work offline or not, and whether they can work upon my current file structure. So, i do not know whether they are useful or not. Does anyone know a wiki software that can integrate with my current file structure? Or perhaps, does anyone know how to import current file structure, with my caveats above, into zim-wiki?
PS: there are other posts asking for software recommendations (e.g.g here and here), but they are not specific to a given issue, like mine.