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Getting the Date of URL connection in Java

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  • Last Updated : 05 Nov, 2020
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HttpURLConnection class is the class in java which deals with all the operations related to URL connection. getDate() method of HttpURLConnection class is the method that is used to get the date and time of the URL Connection.


Obj.getDate()  // Obj is object of HttpUrlConnection class

Parameter: This method does not take any parameter. It is just used along with a HttpUrlConnection Object from which we want to fetch the date and time of the connection.

Return values: It returns the day, date and time of connection.

Below is the code implementation to get the date of the URL connection.


// Java Program to get the date of the URL connection
import java.util.Date;
import java.util.concurrent.TimeUnit;
class Main {
    public static void main(String args[])
        throws IOException, InterruptedException
        // getting the URL class object
        URL url = new URL("");
        // opening the connection
        HttpURLConnection httpCon
            = (HttpURLConnection)url.openConnection();
        // getting the date of URL connection
        long date = httpCon.getDate();
          Other working of program
        // if date is 0,it means there is no 
        // information regarding date
        if (date == 0)
            System.out.println("No date information.");
        else {
            // print the date using object of Date class
            System.out.println("Date: " + new Date(date));


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