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    johnmerlino is offline Member
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    Default get current utc date/time

    I am trying to get the current utc date/time, but it keeps printing out in local time:

    Java Code:
    		LocalDateTime dt =;
    		ZonedDateTime zdt = dt.atZone(ZoneOffset.UTC);
    		System.out.println("time: " + zdt);
                    // output:
                   time: 2014-06-02T13:37:55.705Z
    13:37 is local time. Utc time is 17:37.

    Any idea what I might be doing wrong?

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    Default Re: get current utc date/time

    If I understand the API correctly, the atZone() method simply associates a ZoneOffset with a LocalDateTime, it doesn't actually change the time. So your zdt variable holds the current time, just with UTC associated with it.

    I think you want something closer to this:

    ZonedDateTime zdt =;
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