RFC date format : Date Format « Data Type « Java Tutorial

import java.text.DateFormat;
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.Locale;
import java.util.TimeZone;

 *  Common place for date utils.
 * @author dac@eng.sun.com
 * @author Jason Hunter [jch@eng.sun.com]
 * @author James Todd [gonzo@eng.sun.com]
 * @author Costin Manolache
public class DateTool {

     * US locale - all HTTP dates are in english
    public final static Locale LOCALE_US = Locale.US;

     * GMT timezone - all HTTP dates are on GMT
    public final static TimeZone GMT_ZONE = TimeZone.getTimeZone("GMT");

     * format for RFC 1123 date string -- "Sun, 06 Nov 1994 08:49:37 GMT"
    public final static String RFC1123_PATTERN =
        "EEE, dd MMM yyyyy HH:mm:ss z";

     * Format for http response header date field
    public static final String HTTP_RESPONSE_DATE_HEADER =
        "EEE, dd MMM yyyy HH:mm:ss zzz";

    // format for RFC 1036 date string -- "Sunday, 06-Nov-94 08:49:37 GMT"
    private final static String rfc1036Pattern =
        "EEEEEEEEE, dd-MMM-yy HH:mm:ss z";

    // format for C asctime() date string -- "Sun Nov  6 08:49:37 1994"
    private final static String asctimePattern =
        "EEE MMM d HH:mm:ss yyyyy";

     * Pattern used for old cookies
    public final static String OLD_COOKIE_PATTERN = "EEE, dd-MMM-yyyy HH:mm:ss z";

     * DateFormat to be used to format dates
    public final static DateFormat rfc1123Format =
        new SimpleDateFormat(RFC1123_PATTERN, LOCALE_US);

     * DateFormat to be used to format old netscape cookies
    public final static DateFormat oldCookieFormat =
        new SimpleDateFormat(OLD_COOKIE_PATTERN, LOCALE_US);

    public final static DateFormat rfc1036Format =
        new SimpleDateFormat(rfc1036Pattern, LOCALE_US);

    public final static DateFormat asctimeFormat =
        new SimpleDateFormat(asctimePattern, LOCALE_US);

    static {


2.41.Date Format
2.41.1.Date Parsing and Formatting with DateFormat
2.41.2.Parsing the Time Using a Custom Format
2.41.3.Parse with a custom format
2.41.4.Parse with a default format
2.41.5.Parse string date value input with SimpleDateFormat('dd-MMM-yy')
2.41.6.Parse a date and time
2.41.7.Parse string date value input with SimpleDateFormat('E, dd MMM yyyy HH:mm:ss Z')
2.41.8.Parse string date value with default format: DateFormat.getDateInstance(DateFormat.DEFAULT)
2.41.10.Formatting String Symbols for SimpleDateFormat
2.41.11.SimpleDateFormat: hh:mm:ss, dd MMM yyyy hh:mm:ss zzz, E MMM dd yyyy
2.41.12.Simply format a date as YYYYMMDD
2.41.13.Express a duration in term of HH:MM:SS
2.41.14.Date Format with SimpleDateFormat
2.41.15.Demonstrate date formats with different DateFormat constants
2.41.16.Demonstrate time formats.
2.41.18.print out the current date and time
2.41.19.Date Era change
2.41.20.Format Date with System.out.format
2.41.22.Formatting Dates and Times
2.41.23.Four different date formats for four countries: US, UK, GERMANY, FRANCE
2.41.24.Various Date formatVarious Date format
2.41.25.Display date with day name in a short format
2.41.26.Display date with a short day and month name
2.41.27.Format a date into dd/mm/yyyy
2.41.28.Format current date and time with the SimpleDateFormat: dd/MM/yyyy
2.41.29.Format current date and time with the SimpleDateFormat: HH:mm:ss
2.41.30.Formatting Symbols for SimpleDateFormat
2.41.31.Formatting the Time Using a Custom Format
2.41.32.Change date formatting symbols
2.41.33.Get a List of Short Month Names
2.41.34.Get a List of Weekday Names
2.41.35.Get a List of Short Weekday Names
2.41.36.Time in 12-hour format
2.41.37.Time in 24-hour format
2.41.38.Date and time with month
2.41.39.Date and time with day and month fully spelled-out
2.41.40.Output current time: %tc
2.41.41.Formatter that caches formatted date information
2.41.42.RFC date format
2.41.43.A formatter that formats dates to show the elapsed time relative to some base date.