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/*
 * Copyright (c) Ian F. Darwin, http://www.darwinsys.com/, 1996-2002.
 * All rights reserved. Software written by Ian F. Darwin and others.
 * $Id: LICENSE,v 1.8 2004/02/09 03:33:38 ian Exp $
*/

import java.util.*;
import java.text.*;

public class CompareDates {
   public static void main(String[] args) throws ParseException {

      DateFormat df = new SimpleDateFormat ("yyyy-MM-dd");

      // Get Date 1
      Date d1 = df.parse(args[0]);

      // Get Date 2
      Date d2 = df.parse(args[1]);

      String relation;
      if (d1.equals(d2))
         relation = "the same date as";
      else if (d1.before(d2))
         relation = "before";
      else
         relation = "after";
      System.out.println(d1 + " is " + relation + ' ' + d2);
   }
}

 
 



References.

The list of classes which were used on this page you can find below. The links to Java API contain official SUN documentation about all used classes.

  java.util.Date

  java.text.ParseException

  java.text.DateFormat

  java.text.SimpleDateFormat

  java.sql.Date




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