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Time Zone Query

Pratik Parekh

Joined: Jun 09, 2011
Posts: 19

What is the meaning of this code

Long timeStampSecs=System.currentTimeMillis();
long millis=timeStampSecs*1000L-TimeZone.getTimeZone(DateConstants.TZ_IST).getRawOffset();

Claudiu Chelemen
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Joined: Mar 25, 2011
Posts: 71

If you multiply the milliseconds returned by System.currentTimeMillis() by 1000, you would get the current time in microseconds.
Subtracting milliseconds returned by the getRawOffset() method from the current time in microseconds, I'm pretty sure that the result is irrelevant.

I believe that whoever wrote this was trying to get UTC time in millis, even so, the use of a Calendar would have been more appropiate.

I agree. Here's the link:
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