Java.util.Date.clone() Method


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Description

The java.util.Date.clone() returns a shallow copy of this Date object.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.util.Date.clone() method

public Object clone()

Parameters

NA

Return Value

This method does not return any value.

Exception

NA

Example

The following example shows the usage of java.util.Date.clone() method.

Live Demo
package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.util.*;

public class DateDemo {
   public static void main(String[] args) {

      // create a date
      Date date = new Date(98, 5, 21);

      // clone it to a second date
      Object date2 = date.clone();

      // print the results
      System.out.println("Original Date:" + date.toString());
      System.out.println("Cloned date :" + date2.toString());
   }
}

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result −

Original Date:Sun Jun 21 00:00:00 EEST 1998
Cloned date :Sun Jun 21 00:00:00 EEST 1998

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