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datetime subtraction

Hello all

How do I subtract given two strings in the format YYYYMMDDHHMMSS to get the number of seconds in between,considering all the leap years, time zone etc in java?

20020301100300 - 20020301100315 = 15 seconds

Thanks in advance
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SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyyMMddhhmmss");

String strDate1, strDate2;

Date date1 = sdf.parse(strDate1);
Date date2 = sdf.parse(strDate2);

long diff = date1.getTime() - date2.getTime() / 1000;
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