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Old 05-22-2002
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Originally posted by Docboyeee
Good news... ! the command appears to be working correctly... however... if there is more than one instance of the date in each line.. it only changes the first date.. and skips any subsequent dates that might be later on in the data string for that particular line...
What changed?

To handle multiple dates....
sed '/^[A-D]A0/s/1902/2002/g' < olddata > newdata
# 9  
Old 05-22-2002
WOW!!! =) That command works like a charm... =) Thanks alot guys for your help =)

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