use awk to replace field with it's md5sum

awk '{command="echo "$2"|md5sum" ;command | getline $2; close(command);sub(/[[:blank:]].*/,"",$2); print $0}'
Sample Output
In:
joe 123456789 fdfdsajk
bob 125344325 dfjsakl

Out:
joe b2cfa4183267af678ea06c7407d4d6d8 fdfdsajk
bob f052b6bf06cde7c020543ed6f7bc1146 dfjsakl

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2011-05-10 15:11:36

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