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Get Date

With this example we are going to demonstrate how to get a Date in Java. The class Date represents a specific instant in time, with millisecond precision. In short, to get a Date object you should:

  • Create a new Date object, using the Date() constructor. The constructor allocates a Date object and initializes it so that it represents the time at which it was allocated, measured to the nearest millisecond.
  • We can print the date to check its value.

Let’s take a look at the code snippet that follows:

package com.javacodegeeks.snippets.core;

import java.util.Date;

public class getDate {
  public static void main(String[] args) {

// Create date object kai print its value
	  Date date = new Date();
	  System.out.println("Today is " + date);


Today is Sun Jul 22 19:13:44 EEST 2012

This was an example of how to get a Date in Java.

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