Date from specific time

This is an example of how to get a Date from a specific time. The class Date represents a specific instant in time, with millisecond precision. Getting a Date from a specific long time implies that you should:

  • Create a new Date object, using the Date(long date) constructor, with a long parameter. The constructor allocates a Date object and initializes it to represent the specified number of milliseconds since the standard base time known as “the epoch”, namely January 1, 1970, 00:00:00 GMT.
  • 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 DateFromSpecificTime {
  public static void main(String[] args) {
    //date after (random) years, months, days, ...
    Date date = new Date(124840L * 13L * 12L * 48L * 1000L);


Mon Aug 16 14:12:00 EEST 1999

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

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