Rounding a time in milliseconds to nearest minute?

Hi,

I am getting the current time like:

    now = System.currentTimeMillis();

I want to find the closest minute, 5 minutes from now, with ceil():

    now = 10:45:12
    +5min = 10:50:12
    +5minAndCeil = 10:51:00

So getting the +5min time is simple:

    now = System.currentTimeMillis();
    +5min = now + (60 * 1000 * 5);

But are there any good methods of rounding that number up to the closest minute?

Thanks
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Mick BarryJava DeveloperCommented:
How is ceil() not working for you?

you can also use BigDecimal to control how the rounding is done
http://helpdesk.objects.com.au/java/how-to-round-decimal-value-using-bigdecimal

alternatively you could use the calendar class to clear seconds and add one minute
http://helpdesk.objects.com.au/java/how-do-i-add-a-specified-number-of-minutes-to-a-java-date
Mick BarryJava DeveloperCommented:
to use ceil() you should just need to first convert it to minutes ( / 60000)

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ValeriCommented:
try this :
static final long MILLISECONDS_PER_MINUTE = 60 * 1000L;
long msRem = now % MILLISECONDS_PER_MINUTE;
If (msRem < 1000) now = now - msRem; else now = now - msRem + MILLISECONDS_PER_MINUTE;
CEHJCommented:
Try the following (where 'nowPlusFive'  is type Date and 'ONE_MIN' is defined as 1 * 60 * 1000)
Date newD = new Date((nowPlusFive.getTime() + ONE_MIN) / ONE_MIN * ONE_MIN);

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