java.time.Clock Class


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Introduction

The java.time.Clock class provides access to the current instant, date and time using a time-zone.

Class declaration

Following is the declaration for java.io.Clock class −

public abstract class Clock
   extends Object

Class constructors

Sr.No. Constructor & Description
1

protected Clock()

This creates a Clock.

Class methods

Sr.No. Method & Description
1 boolean equals(Object obj)

This method checks if this clock is equal to another clock.

2 static Clock fixed(Instant fixedInstant, ZoneId zone)

This method obtains a clock that always returns the same instant.

3 abstract ZoneId getZone()

This method gets the time-zone being used to create dates and times.

4 int hashCode()

This method gets a hash code for this clock.

5 int instant()

This method gets the current instant of the clock.

6 long millis()

This method gets the current millisecond instant of the clock.

7 static Clock offset(Clock baseClock, Duration offsetDuration)

This method obtains a clock that returns instants from the specified clock with the specified duration added.

8 static Clock system(ZoneId zone)

This method obtains a clock that returns the current instant using best available system clock.

9 static Clock systemDefaultZone()

This method obtains a clock that returns the current instant using the best available system clock, converting to date and time using the default time-zone.

10 static Clock systemUTC()

This method obtains a clock that returns the current instant using the best available system clock, converting to date and time using the UTC time-zone.

11 static Clock tick(Clock baseClock, Duration tickDuration)

This method obtains a clock that returns instants from the specified clock truncated to the nearest occurrence of the specified duration.

12 static Clock tickMinutes(ZoneId zone)

This method obtains a clock that returns the current instant ticking in whole minutes using best available system clock.

13 static Clock tickSeconds(ZoneId zone)

This method obtains a clock that returns the current instant ticking in whole seconds using best available system clock.

14 static Clock withZone(ZoneId zone)

This method returns a copy of this clock with a different time-zone.

Methods inherited

This class inherits methods from the following classes −

  • Java.lang.Object


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