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Old 10-29-2009
searching a date and replacing with another date

I have a text file that i want to search through and pick out any dates that are formatted like MM/DD/YYYY and replace them with a date i want like 10/29/2009. any idea show i would do this?Smilie

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Need to search and replace the highlighted text above with another date. Occurance will anywhere and many times in a text file .

Please reply me ASAPSmilie

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I dont want to update time. need only date

Last edited by Franklin52; 10-29-2009 at 07:33 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags!
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Old 10-29-2009
sed 's:[0-1][0-9]/[0-3][0-9]/[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]:10/18/2009' file_name

Try this...
# 3  
Old 10-29-2009
thanks but it is not working
sed: fatal error: Unrecognized command: s:[0-1][0-9]/[0-3][0-9]/[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]:10/18/2009 Smilie
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Old 10-29-2009
am sorry about the syntax i gav...

sed 's:[0-1][0-9]/[0-3][0-9]/[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]:10/18/2009:g' file_name

Last edited by Franklin52; 10-29-2009 at 07:33 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags!
# 5  
Old 10-29-2009
Thank u so much sir. this is working now.
Would really appreciate if you change this script for current date.
means instead of 10/18/2009 i want current date automatically. Smilie
# 6  
Old 10-29-2009
try this:

sed 's:[0-3][0-9]/[0-1][0-9]/[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]:'`date +%m/%d/%y`':g' file

Last edited by Franklin52; 10-29-2009 at 07:34 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags!
# 7  
Old 10-29-2009
its giving error
date error: Syntax: date [ mm-dd-yy ] [ hh:mm:ss ]
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