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What is the most elegant way to get ISO 8601 formatted presentation of the current moment, UTC? It should look like: 2010-10-12T08:50Z.

Example:

String iso8601 = DateFormat.getDateTimeInstance(DateFormat.ISO_8601).format(date);

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Try SimpleDateFormat to format any Date object you require:

TimeZone tz = TimeZone.getTimeZone("UTC");

DateFormat df = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm'Z'"); // Quoted "Z" to indicate UTC, no timezone offset

df.setTimeZone(tz);

String nowAsISO = df.format(new Date());

Applying a new Date() as revealed above will format the current time.

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 Use SimpleDateFormat to format any Date object you want: TimeZone tz = TimeZone. getTimeZone("UTC"); DateFormat df = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm'Z'"); // Quoted "Z" to indicate UTC, no timezone offset df.


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