OffsetDateTime minusMinutes() method in Java with examples

The minusMinutes() method of OffsetDateTime class in Java returns a copy of this OffsetDateTime with the specified number of minutes subtracted from the parsed date and time.

Syntax:

public OffsetDateTime minusMinutes(long minutes)

Parameter: This method accepts a single parameter minutes which specifies the minutes to be subtracted from the parsed date. It can be negative also, in that case, it adds the number of minutes to it.

Return Value: It returns an OffsetDateTime based on this date-time with the minutes subtracted and not null.

Exceptions: The program throws a DateTimeException when it exceeds the supported data and time range.



Below programs illustrate the minusMinutes() method:

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// Java program to demonstrate the minusMinutes() method
  
import java.time.OffsetDateTime;
import java.time.ZonedDateTime;
  
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // Parses the date1
        OffsetDateTime date1
            = OffsetDateTime
                  .parse("2018-12-12T13:30:30+05:00");
  
        // Prints dates
        System.out.println("Date1: " + date1);
  
        // Subtracts the number of minutes
        System.out.println("Date1 after subtracting minutes: "
                           + date1.minusMinutes(-120));
    }
}

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Output:

Date1: 2018-12-12T13:30:30+05:00
Date1 after subtracting minutes: 2018-12-12T15:30:30+05:00

Program 2 :

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// Java program to demonstrate the isEqual() method
import java.time.OffsetDateTime;
import java.time.ZonedDateTime;
  
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // Parses the date1
        OffsetDateTime date1
            = OffsetDateTime
                  .parse("2018-12-12T13:30:30+05:00");
  
        // Prints dates
        System.out.println("Date1: " + date1);
  
        // Subtracts the number of minutes
        System.out.println("Date1 after subtracting minutes: "
                           + date1.minusMinutes(140));
    }
}

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Output:

Date1: 2018-12-12T13:30:30+05:00
Date1 after subtracting minutes: 2018-12-12T11:10:30+05:00

Reference: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/10/docs/api/java/time/OffsetDateTime.html#minusMinutes(long)

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