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kavya krushi
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Joined: Oct 25, 2000
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Hi all,
Is there any way to get the systems time through a java program ?
I tried using the getProperties option but it just gives informations related to Zone ... I need to get the Systems time during which a program of mine is running ...
thanks
kavya
Jane Griscti
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Joined: Aug 30, 2000
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Hi Kayva,
You can get the current system time using <code>java.util.Date();</code>
Hope that helps.
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Val Dra
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Joined: Jan 26, 2001
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I think it's best to use System class for this and get the time from the System. Using System.currentTimeMillis()


Val SCJP <BR>going for SCJD
kavya krushi
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Joined: Oct 25, 2000
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Jane , val
Thanks alot for your responces ... I'd already tried both of these options ... I need to get the timing info in the actual format ( not just milliseconds) ... I tried the toString method but it does not seem to work ... is there any particular method
which prints the time/date in the actual format ???
thanks
kavya
Val Dra
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Use SimpleDateFormat class to format the date to look how you like.
Art Metzer
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Joined: Oct 31, 2000
Posts: 241
Hi, Kavya. Here's some code to help you out:

See also this Sun link for more about customizing date and time formats using java.text.SimpleDateFormat.
Hope this helps,
Art
kavya krushi
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Thanks Art...
 
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