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Convert Date to Milliseconds

In this section, you will learn how to convert date into milliseconds in Java.

Convert Date to Milliseconds


In this section, you will learn to convert a date into milliseconds. A millisecond is one thousand part of a second i.e. an unit for measuring the time. 

Description of program:

This example helps you in converting a date into milliseconds. The Date() constructor represents the current date (time) in GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) format. Here we use the getTime() method. This method converts the date into milliseconds as long type.


 Here is the code program:

import java.util.*;
import java.text.*;
import java.sql.Timestamp;
public class DateToMilliseconds {
 public static void main(String[] args) {
 Date date=new Date() ;  
 System.out.println("Today is " +date.getTime());

Output of program:

C:\date>java DateToMilliseconds
Today is 1181644914093

Download this example.


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