Cutting only the 1st column data

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Cutting only the 1st column data

Hi All,

I having a data file which consists of 20cr records in it. The 1st column is year field which consist of year in format 200809 and fields are seperated with ^.
How do i trim it to 2008 in file and save it in a quick time as there are many records so that i can use the file for loading into database.

Sample File format:

Last edited by Scott; 06-21-2013 at 05:11 AM.. Reason: Code tags
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Hello Abhi,

Could you please let me know the deired Output so that it will be easier for us to solve it.

R. Singh
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sample output


Only the 1st columns is changed from 200809 to 2008.

Last edited by Scott; 06-21-2013 at 05:10 AM.. Reason: Code tags
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awk -F"^" '{$1=2008;OFS="^";print $0}'  filename


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