This week's book giveaway is in the Mac OS forum. We're giving away four copies of a choice of "Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite" or "Take Control of Automating Your Mac" and have Joe Kissell on-line! See this thread for details.
Jackie, Any of the following will get you the current date: new java.util.Date() new java.util.GregorianCalendar() java.util.Calendar.getInstance() To convert the date to a formatted string, use: java.text.SimpleDateFormat For me, the class documentation ("javadoc") was sufficient for me to understand how to use the above-mentioned classes. Hope this has helped you. Good Luck, Avi.