Instant minusSeconds() method in Java with Examples

The minusSeconds() method of Instant class subtracts specified second value from this instant and return the result as an instant object. This instant is immutable.

Syntax:

public Instant minusSeconds(long secondsToSubtract)

Parameters: This method accepts one parameter secondsToSubtract which is seconds to be subtracted.

Returns: This method returns Instant after subtraction of seconds.

Exception: This method throws following excpetions:



  • DateTimeException: if the result exceeds the maximum or minimum instant.
  • ArithmeticException: if numeric overflow occurs.

Below programs illustrate the minusSeconds() method:

Program 1:

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// Java program to demonstrate
// Instant.minusSeconds() method
  
import java.time.*;
  
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // create a Instant object
        Instant instant
            = Instant.parse("2018-10-30T09:05:55.13Z");
  
        // current Instant
        System.out.println("Initailize instant: "
                           + instant);
  
        // subtract 4300 seconds from this instant
        Instant returnedValue
            = instant.minusSeconds(4300);
  
        // print result
        System.out.println("Returned Instant: "
                           + returnedValue);
    }
}

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Output:

Initailize instant: 2018-10-30T09:05:55.130Z
Returned Instant: 2018-10-30T07:54:15.130Z

Program 2:

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// Java program to demonstrate
// Instant.minusSeconds() method
  
import java.time.*;
  
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // create a Instant object
        Instant instant = Instant.now();
  
        // current Instant
        System.out.println("Current instant: "
                           + instant);
  
        // subtract 54000 from this instant
        Instant returnedValue
            = instant.minusSeconds(54000);
  
        // print result
        System.out.println("Returned Instant: "
                           + returnedValue);
    }
}

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Output:

Current instant: 2018-11-27T06:44:04.901Z
Returned Instant: 2018-11-26T15:44:04.901Z

References: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/10/docs/api/java/time/Instant.html#minusSeconds(long)



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