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Month minus() method in Java
  • Last Updated : 22 Mar, 2019

The minus() method is a built-in method of the Month ENUM which is used to get a month before the current month by a specific number of months. That is, this method returns the month before the specified number of months from this month.

Syntax:

public Month minus(long months)

Parameters: This method accepts a single parameter months, representing the number of months.

Return Value: This method returns the month before the specified number of months from this month.

Below programs illustrate the above method:



Program 1:

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import java.time.*;
import java.time.Month;
import java.time.temporal.ChronoField;
  
class monthEnum {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // Create a month instance
        Month month = Month.FEBRUARY;
  
        // Print the month present 1
        // month before feb
        System.out.println(month.minus(1));
    }
}

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Output:

JANUARY

Program 2:

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import java.time.*;
import java.time.Month;
import java.time.temporal.ChronoField;
  
class monthEnum {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // Create a month instance
        Month month = Month.APRIL;
  
        // Print the month present 1
        // month before feb
        System.out.println(month.minus(2));
    }
}

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Output:

FEBRUARY

Reference: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/api/java/time/Month.html#minus-long-

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