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I'm attempting to update my laptop from FreeBSD 9.1-Beta1 to 9.1-RC1. The
freebsd-update(8) utilitly was reporting an error finding the public key. A
quick search found this thread. As per tangram's
suggestion, I used
env UNAME_r=9.0-RELEASE freebsd-update upgrade -r 9.1-RC1
and then the update began working.
After a friend's computer became infected with some malware that hides
files in your home directory and tries to extort money from you in order
to "recover" your data, I was inspired to write this little
All it does is search for hidden, non-system files and unhides them. It
defaults to the user's home directory (My Documents), but other
directories can be chosen.
If anyone wants to try it out, please do. If you do try it, let me know
what parts I can do better. I primarily work on embedded systems and
Unix daemons professionally; the user only knows my software exists when
it isn't working. As such, I have very little experience with GUIs or
human-computer interactions. Any feedback would be much appreciated.
The Windows executable can be found at:
Source code is available upon request.