troubleshooting Question

Replacing words in a line of a file.

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replacing parts of a line in a file (/etc/group).

If I have the following line in my group file, I want to remove all of the "sdb" entries, but leave anything else.  For instance:


would need to be changed to:


I'm trying to do this with perl -pi -e if I can.  This SORT of gets me there, but removes the "david" entry.

egrep "^sdba:" $TEMP && perl -pi -e "s/^sdba::.*/sdba::1014:/g" $TEMP


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