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1. Parsing standard date to GMT

Can someone show me a piece of java code that parses this date: 2009-08-05 INTO THIS GMT DATE: 2009/217:00:00 ==== what i have so far is:

       java.text.SimpleDateFormat format = new ...

2. Parsing a String with a GMT timezone to Date using SimpleDateFormat

I'm having problem parsing the Date from an input string that is of the following format:

String input = "Fri Jul 15 12:00:00 GMT+300 2011";
String dateFormat  = "EEE MMM d HH:mm:ss ...

3. How can I use Java's SimpleDateFormat to parse a timezone given as "GMT+0100 (BST)"?

I have a date that's in the form of:

Wed Aug 17 2011 09:57:09 GMT+0100 (BST) 
and have a filter that takes a time in a certain format. The problem seems to ...

4. SimpleDateFormat without the Timezone Offset in Java (GMT+00:00) for Custom Timezone

Is it possible to format a date time in Java using the SimpleDateFormat class to give the timezone part of a date without having the +0000 after it. Edit We are ...