Java Data Type How to - Display a date with a custom timezone


We would like to know how to display a date with a custom timezone.


Use "zzz" instead of "ZZZ": "Z" is the symbol for an RFC822 time zone.

import java.text.DateFormat;
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.Date;
import java.util.List;
import java.util.TimeZone;
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public class Main {
  public List<String> names;

  public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
    String fromDateString = "Wed Jul 08 17:08:48 GMT 2015";
    DateFormat formatter = new SimpleDateFormat("EEE MMM dd HH:mm:ss zzz yyyy");
    Date fromDate = (Date) formatter.parse(fromDateString);
    TimeZone central = TimeZone.getTimeZone("America/Chicago");

The code above generates the following result.