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Duration abs() method in Java with Examples

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  • Last Updated : 26 Nov, 2018
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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:




// 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());
    }
}

Output:

PT51H4M

Example 2:




// 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());
    }
}

Output:

PT120H

Reference: Oracle Doc


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