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Using sed, how can I remove lines with salaries ending 500?

Input file:

Steve Blenheim:238-923-7366:95 Latham Lane, Easton, PA 83755:11/12/56:20300
Betty Boop:245-836-8357:635 Cutesy Lane, Hollywood, CA 91464:6/23/23:14500
Igor Chevsky:385-375-8395:3567 Populus Place, Caldwell, NJ 23875:6/18/68:23400
Norma Corder:397-857-2735:74 Pine Street, Dearborn, MI 23874:3/28/45:245500
Jennifer Cowan:548-834-2348:583 Laurel Ave., Kingsville, TX 83745:10/1/35:58900
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Use this:

sed '/500$/d' filename

Or with grep:

grep -v 500$ filename

The $ denotes end of line. Also, the ^ character denotes the beginning of line. ^$ denotes a blank line.

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Works great! Thank you jftuga for the explanations ... – Steve Oct 8 '12 at 21:04

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