# LocalTime minusSeconds() method in Java

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

A program that demonstrates this is given as follows −

## Example

Live Demo

import java.time.*;
public class Demo {
public static void main(String[] args) {
LocalTime lt = LocalTime.now();
System.out.println("The current LocalTime is: " + lt);
System.out.println("The LocalTime with 5 seconds subtracted is: " + lt.minusSeconds(5));
}
}

## Output

The current LocalTime is: 09:29:55.320
The LocalTime with 5 seconds subtracted is: 09:29:50.320

Now let us understand the above program.

First the current LocalTime is displayed. Then an immutable copy of the LocalTime where 5 seconds are subtracted is obtained using the minusSeconds() method and this is displayed. A code snippet that demonstrates this is as follows −

LocalTime lt = LocalTime.now();
System.out.println("The current LocalTime is: " + lt);
System.out.println("The LocalTime with 5 seconds subtracted is: " + lt.minusSeconds(5));
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:25