LocalDate toEpochSecond() method in Java with Examples
The toEpochSecond() method of a LocalDate class is used to convert this LocalDate to the number of seconds since the epoch of 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z. The method combines this local date with the specified time and offsets passed as parameters to calculate the epoch-second value, which is the number of elapsed seconds from 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z. Instants on the timeline after the epoch are positive, earlier are negative.
public long toEpochSecond(LocalTime time, ZoneOffset offset)
Parameters: This method accepts two parameters time and offset which are the local time and the zone offset.
Return value: This method returns long which is the number of seconds since the epoch of 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z, may be negative.
Below programs illustrate the toEpochSecond() method:
LocalDate: 2018-12-06 Passed LocalTime: 20:12:32 Passed ZoneOffset: Z Epoch Second: 1544127152
LocalDate: 2019-01-01 Passed LocalTime: 00:00 Passed ZoneOffset: Z Epoch Second: 1546300800