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Current date and time

V.R. Sundar

Joined: May 27, 2003
Posts: 10
I have a log class for logging all error messages/output. I would like to modify it to add a timestamp to the message and also create the log file based on the current date. How do i get the current date and time. I looked some classes including Calender but could not find an easy way to do this (or atleast one that i understood easily . Does anyone have any suggestions on how to do this?
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
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Well, if you create a Date object with no constructor arguments, it represents "right now". The Date.toString() method produces a lovely rendering of the Date. So...

should give you just what you want, something like "Tue Jul 29 17:40:37 PDT 2003".
[ July 29, 2003: Message edited by: Ernest Friedman-Hill ]

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qingwu wang
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Joined: Feb 19, 2003
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System.out.println(new Date()+": "+msg);

Thanks...qingwu<br />When I open my eyes,I see your pretty face.
V.R. Sundar

Joined: May 27, 2003
Posts: 10
Originally posted by qingwu wang:

Originally posted by Ernest Friedman-Hill:

Ernest & qingwu,
Thanks for the info. I used the Date class and it works fine.
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