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use of sed to replace a line in a file

Im trying to run this string to update a file using sed but I'm getting an error, any help is appreciated.

sed -i 's/^user:$2a$10$xDaSTFrgvbBLei/sKK3sWeVVwJBUGTJjEn/AxrTCrdlZhm4aLVsI2:15854::::::/user:$2a$10$oQXSUBcZBognRNghQ63GBexOg8sX1gZuks06xRRO9BXdWQrZinI3u:15856::::::/' /etc/shadow

error returned is
sed: -e expression #1, char 51: unknown option to `s'

Regards,
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atorex
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atorex
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PtitPinpinCommented:
Hi,

i think you should take care of / and $ in your password hash...
sed -i 's/^user:\$2a\$10\$xDaSTFrgvbBLei\/sKK3sWeVVwJBUGTJjEn\/AxrTCrdlZhm4aLVsI2:15854::::::/user:\$2a\$10\$oQXSUBcZBognRNghQ63GBexOg8sX1gZuks06xRRO9BXdWQrZinI3u:15856::::::/' /etc/shadow

Regards
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ozoCommented:
sed -i 's#^user:$2a$10$xDaSTFrgvbBLei/sKK3sWeVVwJBUGTJjEn/AxrTCrdlZhm4aLVsI2:15854::::::#user:$2a$10$oQXSUBcZBognRNghQ63GBexOg8sX1gZuks06xRRO9BXdWQrZinI3u:15856::::::/# /etc/shadow
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atorexAuthor Commented:
thanks
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