Hour to get hours and minutes

Hi folks, I'm trying to find a way to get the current system time in three int variables , one for hour and one for minutes and the last for seconds but couldn't find any way to do it online. What I found was some convoluted way using a long retrieved from a unix date... Anyway, I'm new to Java and so it was too complicated for me to understand and make it work. Any help would be much appreciated.
Rodric MacOliverResearcherAsked:
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Mark BullockQA EngineerCommented:
int hours = LocalTime.now().getHour();
int minutes = LocalTime.now().getMinute();
int seconds = LocalTime.now().getSecond();
mccarlIT Business Systems Analyst / Software DeveloperCommented:
The above assumes that you are using Java 8. Is that what you have or an older version (ie. java 6 or 7)?
mccarlIT Business Systems Analyst / Software DeveloperCommented:
Also, I would suggest caching that LocalTime object (imagine the strange result you would get if the time ticked over the hour/minute at some point in the middle of those 3 statements), such as...

LocalTime now = LocalTime.now();
int hours = now.getHour();
int minutes = now.getMinute();
int seconds = now.getSecond();

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