# Duration minusSeconds() method in Java

Java 8ProgrammingObject Oriented Programming

An immutable copy of a duration where some seconds are removed from it can be obtained using the minusSeconds() method in the Duration class in Java. This method requires a single parameter i.e. the number of seconds to be subtracted and it returns the duration with the subtracted seconds.

A program that demonstrates this is given as follows −

## Example

Live Demo

import java.time.Duration;
public class Demo {
public static void main(String[] args) {
Duration d = Duration.ofMinutes(1);
System.out.println("The duration is: " + d);
System.out.println("A copy with 10 seconds removed from the duration is: " + d.minusSeconds(10));
}
}

## Output

The duration is: PT1M
A copy with 10 seconds removed from the duration is: PT50S

Now let us understand the above program.

First, the duration is displayed. Then an immutable copy of the duration where 10 seconds are removed is obtained using the minusSeconds() method and this is displayed. A code snippet that demonstrates this is as follows −

Duration d = Duration.ofMinutes(1);
System.out.println("The duration is: " + d);
System.out.println("A copy with 10 seconds removed from the duration is: " + d.minusSeconds(10));
Published on 13-Mar-2019 12:07:47