 All Implemented Interfaces:
Comparable<FileTime>
public final class FileTime extends Object implements Comparable<FileTime>

Method Summary
Modifier and Type Method Description int
compareTo(FileTime other)
Compares the value of twoFileTime
objects for order.boolean
equals(Object obj)
Tests thisFileTime
for equality with the given object.static FileTime
from(long value, TimeUnit unit)
Returns aFileTime
representing a value at the given unit of granularity.static FileTime
from(Instant instant)
Returns aFileTime
representing the same point of time value on the timeline as the providedInstant
object.static FileTime
fromMillis(long value)
Returns aFileTime
representing the given value in milliseconds.int
hashCode()
Computes a hash code for this file time.long
to(TimeUnit unit)
Returns the value at the given unit of granularity.Instant
toInstant()
Converts thisFileTime
object to anInstant
.long
toMillis()
Returns the value in milliseconds.String
toString()
Returns the string representation of thisFileTime
.

Method Details

from
Returns aFileTime
representing a value at the given unit of granularity. Parameters:
value
 the value since the epoch (19700101T00:00:00Z); can be negativeunit
 the unit of granularity to interpret the value Returns:
 a
FileTime
representing the given value

fromMillis
Returns aFileTime
representing the given value in milliseconds. Parameters:
value
 the value, in milliseconds, since the epoch (19700101T00:00:00Z); can be negative Returns:
 a
FileTime
representing the given value

from
Returns aFileTime
representing the same point of time value on the timeline as the providedInstant
object. Parameters:
instant
 the instant to convert Returns:
 a
FileTime
representing the same point on the timeline as the provided instant  Since:
 1.8

to
Returns the value at the given unit of granularity.Conversion from a coarser granularity that would numerically overflow saturate to
Long.MIN_VALUE
if negative orLong.MAX_VALUE
if positive. Parameters:
unit
 the unit of granularity for the return value Returns:
 value in the given unit of granularity, since the epoch since the epoch (19700101T00:00:00Z); can be negative

toMillis
public long toMillis()Returns the value in milliseconds.Conversion from a coarser granularity that would numerically overflow saturate to
Long.MIN_VALUE
if negative orLong.MAX_VALUE
if positive. Returns:
 the value in milliseconds, since the epoch (19700101T00:00:00Z)

toInstant
Converts thisFileTime
object to anInstant
.The conversion creates an
Instant
that represents the same point on the timeline as thisFileTime
.FileTime
can store points on the timeline further in the future and further in the past thanInstant
. Conversion from such further time points saturates toInstant.MIN
if earlier thanInstant.MIN
orInstant.MAX
if later thanInstant.MAX
. Returns:
 an instant representing the same point on the timeline as
this
FileTime
object  Since:
 1.8

equals
Tests thisFileTime
for equality with the given object.The result is
true
if and only if the argument is notnull
and is aFileTime
that represents the same time. This method satisfies the general contract of theObject.equals
method. Overrides:
equals
in classObject
 Parameters:
obj
 the object to compare with Returns:
true
if, and only if, the given object is aFileTime
that represents the same time See Also:
Object.hashCode()
,HashMap

hashCode
public int hashCode()Computes a hash code for this file time.The hash code is based upon the value represented, and satisfies the general contract of the
Object.hashCode()
method. Overrides:
hashCode
in classObject
 Returns:
 the hashcode value
 See Also:
Object.equals(java.lang.Object)
,System.identityHashCode(java.lang.Object)

compareTo
Compares the value of twoFileTime
objects for order. Specified by:
compareTo
in interfaceComparable<FileTime>
 Parameters:
other
 the otherFileTime
to be compared Returns:
0
if thisFileTime
is equal toother
, a value less than 0 if thisFileTime
represents a time that is beforeother
, and a value greater than 0 if thisFileTime
represents a time that is afterother

toString
Returns the string representation of thisFileTime
. The string is returned in the ISO 8601 format:YYYYMMDDThh:mm:ss[.s+]Z
where "[.s+]
" represents a dot followed by one of more digits for the decimal fraction of a second. It is only present when the decimal fraction of a second is not zero. For example,FileTime.fromMillis(1234567890000L).toString()
yields"20090213T23:31:30Z"
, andFileTime.fromMillis(1234567890123L).toString()
yields"20090213T23:31:30.123Z"
.A
FileTime
is primarily intended to represent the value of a file's time stamp. Where used to represent extreme values, where the year is less than "0001
" or greater than "9999
" then this method deviates from ISO 8601 in the same manner as the XML Schema language. That is, the year may be expanded to more than four digits and may be negativesigned. If more than four digits then leading zeros are not present. The year before "0001
" is "0001
".
