date format

I need to get the default system date format, e.g. dd/mm/yy or m/d/yy from an applet.  Any good solution?
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setiawanCommented:
Using SimpleDateFormat

SimpleDateFormat df = new SimpleDateFormat ("dd/mm/yy");
java.util.Date now = new Date();
now = df.parse(now.toString());

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fasterAuthor Commented:
I don't understand your answer.  What I need is to get the format, not to specify a format.
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setiawanCommented:
sorry, I think I have wrong perception
please, reject my answer
Thanks
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prabhuramCommented:
Date date=new Date();
System.out.println(date.getDate()+"/"+date.getMonth()+"/"+date.getYear());

the getDate(),getMonth() and getYear() are the methods in the Date class under java.util.Date Package
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fasterAuthor Commented:
you don't understand my question.  I want to get the date format string. e.g. "dd/mm/yy" itself, not the specific date
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SMTWCommented:
hi faster
from your statement
"I want to get the date format string"
I interpreteded that you want string telling what pattern is used for date
so you can do following
SimpleDateFormat  sf = new SimpleDateFormat();
//This will just create  
//SimpleDateFormat object having
//default system date format.  Then you
//can use following methods to get date
//format string              
sf.toPattern ());
sf.toLocalizedPattern ());
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