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Duration minus(Duration) method in Java with Examples

  • Last Updated : 26 Nov, 2018

The minus(Duration) method of Duration Class in java.time package is used to get an immutable copy of this duration with the specified duration substracted, passed as the parameter.

Syntax:

public Duration minus(Duration duration)

Parameters: This method accepts a parameter duration which is the duration to be substracted. It can be positive or negative but not null.

Return Value: This method returns a Duration which is an immutable copy of the existing duration with the parameter amount of duration substracted to it.

Exception: This method throws ArithmeticException if numeric overflow occurs.



Below examples illustrate the Duration.minus() method:

Example 1:




// Java code to illustrate minus() method
  
import java.time.Duration;
  
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // Duration 1 using parse() method
        Duration duration1
            = Duration.parse("P2DT3H4M");
  
        // Duration 2 using ofHours() method
        Duration duration2
            = Duration.ofHours(5);
  
        // Get the duration subtracted
        // using minus() method
        System.out.println(duration1
                               .minus(duration2));
    }
}
Output:
PT46H4M

Example 2:




// Java code to illustrate minus() method
  
import java.time.Duration;
  
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // Duration 1 using parse() method
        Duration duration1
            = Duration.parse("P0DT0H4M");
  
        // Duration 2 using ofHours() method
        Duration duration2
            = Duration.ofDays(5);
  
        // Get the duration subtracted
        // using minus() method
        System.out.println(duration1
                               .minus(duration2));
    }
}
Output:
PT-119H-56M

Reference: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/9/docs/api/java/time/Duration.html#minus-java.time.Duration-

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