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I'm William L. Dye ("willdye"), a programmer from Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. I'm not a Bash expert, but I've contributed to this wiki in the past, and might contribute again sometime, so I might as well create an account here.
I typically program in C/C++, Tcl/Tk, and Bash; and occasionally program in Python, Awk, and Lisp. I can't even remember all the languages I've used over the years, but it's a long list (Fortran, APL, various assembers, et alibi). I can also use Java. If I have to. I guess.
I currently program on the Windows and Linux platforms, mostly in the XP and RedHat varieties. In the past, I've used IBM mainframes (mostly 370 MVS), BSD, HP/UX, and Macintosh. In acient days of long ago, I've used CP/M, DOS, Amiga, CDC mainframes, TRS-80, Commodore 64, Altair 8800, custom machine controllers (8080 and Z-80), and a bunch of other crufty old things that I can barely even remember now.
Yeah, I'm that old. And just so you know, we really did walk 20 miles to school and back, and it was uphill both ways! And we didn't have your fancy ones and zeros back then. Why, I had to write an entire database with just zeros! Wimps! Learn to program using a soldering iron, ya slackers! Mutter, mutter, mumble...