Duration minusSeconds(long) method in Java with Examples

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

Syntax:

public Duration minusSeconds(long numberOfSeconds)

Parameters: This method accepts a parameter numberOfSeconds which is the number of seconds 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 seconds substracted to it.

Exception: This method throws ArithmeticException if numeric overflow occurs.

Below examples illustrate the Duration.minusSeconds() method:

Example 1:

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// Java code to illustrate minusSeconds() 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 substracted
        // using minusSeconds() method
        System.out.println(duration1.minusSeconds(2));
    }
}

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Output:

PT51H3M58S

Example 2:

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// Java code to illustrate minusSeconds() method
  
import java.time.Duration;
  
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // Duration 1 using parse() method
        Duration duration1
            = Duration.parse("P0DT0H4M");
  
        // Get the duration substracted
        // using minusSeconds() method
        System.out.println(duration1.minusSeconds(5));
    }
}

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Output:

PT3M55S

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



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