Duration abs() method in Java with Examples

The abs() method of Duration Class in java.time package is used to get an immutable copy of this duration with the absolute duration.

Syntax:

public Duration abs()

Parameters: This method do not accepts any parameter.



Return Value: This method returns a Duration which is an immutable copy of the existing duration with the absolute duration.

Exception: This method throws ArithmeticException if numeric overflow occurs.

Below examples illustrate the Duration.abs() method:

Example 1:

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// Java code to illustrate abs() method
  
import java.time.Duration;
  
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // Duration 1 using parse() method
        Duration duration1
            = Duration.parse("P2DT3H4M");
  
        // Get the duration abs using abs() method
        System.out.println(duration1.abs());
    }
}

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Output:

PT51H4M

Example 2:

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// Java code to illustrate abs() method
  
import java.time.Duration;
  
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // Duration
        Duration duration2
            = Duration.ofDays(-5);
  
        // Get the duration abs using abs() method
        System.out.println(duration2.abs());
    }
}

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Output:

PT120H

Reference: Oracle Doc



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