CoffeeScript Date - setSeconds()


The setSeconds() method sets the seconds for a specified date according to local time


Given below is the syntax of setSeconds() method.

Date.setSeconds(secondsValue[, msValue])

Parameter Detail

  • secondsValue − An integer between 0 and 59.

  • msValue − A number between 0 and 999, representing the milliseconds.

If you do not specify the msValue parameter, the value returned from the getMilliseconds method is used. If a parameter you specify is outside of the expected range, setSeconds attempts to update the date information in the Date object accordingly. For example, if you use 100 for secondsValue, the minutes stored in the Date object will be incremented by 1, and 40 will be used for seconds.


The following example demonstrates the usage of the setSeconds() method in CoffeeScript. Save this code in a file with name

dt = new Date "February 19, 2016 23:15:00"
dt.setSeconds 25
console.log dt

Open the command prompt and compile the .coffee file as shown below.

c:\> coffee -c

On compiling, it gives you the following JavaScript.

// Generated by CoffeeScript 1.10.0
(function() {
  var dt;

  dt = new Date("February 19, 2016 23:15:00");




Now, open the command prompt again, and run the CoffeeScript file as shown below.

c:\> coffee

On executing, the CoffeeScript file produces the following output.

Fri Feb 19 2016 23:15:25 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
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