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Get time in milliseconds using Java Calendar

  1. /*
  2.   Get time in milliseconds using Java Calendar
  3.   This example shows how to get time in milliseconds using getTimeInMillis method
  4.   of Java Calendar class.
  5.  
  6. */
  7.  
  8. import java.util.Calendar;
  9.  
  10. public class GetTimeInMilliSeconds {
  11.  
  12.   public static void main(String[] args) {
  13.    
  14.     //get Calendar instance
  15.     Calendar now = Calendar.getInstance();
  16.    
  17.     /*
  18.      * To get time in milliseconds, use
  19.      * long getTimeInMillis() method of Java Calendar class.
  20.      *
  21.      * It returns millseconds from Jan 1, 1970.
  22.      */
  23.     System.out.println("Current milliseconds since Jan 1, 1970 are :"
  24.                   + now.getTimeInMillis());
  25.   }
  26. }
  27.  
  28. /*
  29. Typical output would be
  30. Current milliseconds since Jan 1, 1970 are :1198628984102
  31. */