How to Get Current Date Time in Java

In this post, we will show you how to get the current date time from the classic Date and Calendar APIs, and also the new Java 8 date and time APIs – LocalDateTime and LocalDate.

Get Current Date Time in Java Example

Here is a complete example to get current date time in Java:
import java.text.DateFormat;
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.time.LocalDateTime;
import java.time.format.DateTimeFormatter;
import java.util.Calendar;
import java.util.Date;

public class GetCurrentDateTime {

    private static final DateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy/MM/dd HH:mm:ss");
    private static final DateTimeFormatter dtf = DateTimeFormatter.ofPattern("yyyy/MM/dd HH:mm:ss");

    public static void main(String[] args) {

        Date date = new Date();

        Calendar cal = Calendar.getInstance();

        LocalDateTime now =;

        LocalDate localDate =;

2016/11/16 12:08:43
2016/11/16 12:08:43
2016/11/16 12:08:43


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