Java Examples - Displaying current time


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Problem Description

How to format time in 24 hour format ?

Solution

This example formats the time into 24 hour format (00:00-24:00) by using sdf.format(date) method of SimpleDateFormat class.

import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.Date;

public class Main {
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      Date date = new Date();
      SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("h");
      System.out.println("hour in h format : " + sdf.format(date));
   }
}

Result

The above code sample will produce the following result.

hour in h format : 8

The following is an another sample example of Date and Time

import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.Date;

public class Main { 
   public static void main(String[] argv) throws Exception {
      Date d = new Date();
      SimpleDateFormat simpDate;
      simpDate = new SimpleDateFormat("kk:mm:ss");
      System.out.println(simpDate.format(d));
   }
}

The above code sample will produce the following result.

06:04:26

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