sed script to change timecode string


 
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sed script to change timecode string

Need some help. I need to run a script to modify a csv file. Here is an example off a few lines from the csv

Code:
98M-01.WAV,98M,01,00:00:49,01:07:36:00,"MIX",,"BOOM-MKH50",,,,,,,,,,"",
98L-01.WAV,98L,01,00:00:51,01:01:45:00,"MIX",,"BOOM-MKH50",,,,,,,,,,"",

I need a sed script to find all timecode entries example 01:07:36:00 and change the the 3rd : into . For all instances of this pattern in the file
Change xx:xx:xx:xx to xx:xx:xx.xx
Thanks in advance!

Last edited by Scrutinizer; 03-31-2013 at 10:37 AM.. Reason: code tags
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An AWK solution:
Code:
awk -F, '
{
        for ( i = 1; i <= NF; i++ )
        {
                n = match( $i, /^[0-9]+:[0-9]+:[0-9]+:[0-9]+$/ )
                if ( n > 0 )
                        $i = substr ( $i, RSTART, RLENGTH - 3) "." substr ( $i, RSTART + RLENGTH - 2 )
        }
} 1 ' OFS=, file

# 3  
Appreciate the fast reply but the bash script editor on the ipad only takes sed
# 4  
This may be precise enough, you could try this:
Code:
sed 's/\(..:..:..\):/\1./g' file

# 5  
That did it! Thx!
 

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