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Java Calendar returning wrong time

Posted on 2009-04-22
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have an app running on two Centos machine. The app running on both servers is identical
when I run the following code, on one machine I get correct time but on the second server, I get 5 hrs early time.

Corret : 22/04/2009 10:22:23
Wrong : 22/04/2009 05:22:23

linux date command and locale command outputs for both servers are same. Can someone tell me where else I need to check?

Calendar cal = Calendar.getInstance();
        SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("HH:mm:ss");
        return sdf.format(cal.getTime());

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Question by:bilgehanyildirim
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sounds like the default tz is different on the two boxes, check that

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and check the TZ env var

echo $TZ

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>         SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("HH:mm:ss");

and change that to

        SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("HH:mm:ss z zzz");

that way we can see the tz being used


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