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convert all date stamps in a file using shell or perl from 02/03/2011 to 02/03/2011 format

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I want to convert all date stamps in a file using shell or perl from 02/03/2011 to 02/03/2011 format. This will modify the file not create a separate output file.
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by:Tintin
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You need to clarify your question as you've used the same date format.

Are you wanting to convert

DD/MM/YYYY to MM/DD/YYYY?
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by:libertyforall2
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sorry meant 02/03/2011 to 02-03-2011 mm/dd/yyyy to mm-dd-yyyy
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perl -i -pe 's#(\d\d)/(\d\d)/(\d{4})#$1-$2-$3#g' file

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Is this for unix/linux? and how would I do it for all FILES in a directory ? *txt ?
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Works great!
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