For the five people who might be interested, I recently rewrote my rawhide-eliminator script in Python as a learning exercise. Yes, I know I’m late off the block on this technology as well. I rarely get a chance to program at all, so it’s a real tribute to Python’s shallow learning curve that I got this done so quickly. The only errors in my first draft of the program were a couple logic errors. Now it should work fine.
Did I mention it’s about 200 times faster than the old bash script version?