Java Data Type How to - Determine the date one day prior to a given date


We would like to know how to determine the date one day prior to a given date.


import static java.util.Calendar.DAY_OF_MONTH;
import static java.util.Calendar.MARCH;
import static java.util.Calendar.MONTH;
import static java.util.Calendar.YEAR;
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import java.util.Calendar;
import java.util.GregorianCalendar;

public class Main {

  public static void main(String... args) {
    Calendar calendar = GregorianCalendar.getInstance();
    calendar.set(YEAR, 2015);
    calendar.set(MONTH, MARCH);
    calendar.set(DAY_OF_MONTH, 1);
    calendar.add(DAY_OF_MONTH, -1);


The code above generates the following result.