SimpleDateFormat('zzzz') in Java

TimeZone can be formatted in z, Z or zzzz formats.

The following is an example that displays how to implement SimpleDateFormat('zzzz') −


 Live Demo

import java.text.Format;
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.Date;
import java.util.Calendar;
public class Demo {
   public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
      // displaying current date and time
      Calendar cal = Calendar.getInstance();
      SimpleDateFormat simpleformat = new SimpleDateFormat("dd/MMMM/yyyy hh:mm:s zzzz");
      System.out.println("Today's date = "+simpleformat.format(cal.getTime()));
      // displaying hour
      Format f = new SimpleDateFormat("H");
      String strHour = f.format(new Date());
      System.out.println("Current Hour = "+strHour);
      // displaying minutes
      f = new SimpleDateFormat("mm");
      String strMinute = f.format(new Date());
      System.out.println("Current Minutes = "+strMinute);
      // displaying seconds in two-digits
      f = new SimpleDateFormat("ss");
      String strSeconds = f.format(new Date());
      System.out.println("Current Seconds = "+strSeconds);
      f = new SimpleDateFormat("a");
      String strMarker = f.format(new Date());
      System.out.println("Current AM/PM Marker = "+strMarker);
      f = new SimpleDateFormat("zzzz");
      String strTimeZone = f.format(new Date());
      System.out.println("TimeZone = "+strTimeZone);


Today's date = 26/November/2018 08:13:28 Coordinated Universal Time
Current Hour = 8
Current Minutes = 13
Current Seconds = 28
Current AM/PM Marker = AM
TimeZone = Coordinated Universal Time
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