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getSeconds Method (Date) (JavaScript)

Gets the seconds of a Date object, using local time.

dateObj.getSeconds() 

The required dateObj reference is a Date object.

Returns an integer between 0 and 59. Zero is returned when the time is less than one second into the current minute. If a Date object was created without specifying the time, by default the seconds value is 0.

To get the seconds value using Universal Coordinated Time (UTC), use the getUTCSeconds method.

The following example shows how to use the getSeconds method.

var date = new Date("1/1/2001");
document.write(date.getSeconds());
document.write("<br/>");

date.setSeconds(5);
document.write(date.getSeconds());

// Output:
// 0
// 5

Supported in the following document modes: Quirks, Internet Explorer 6 standards, Internet Explorer 7 standards, Internet Explorer 8 standards, Internet Explorer 9 standards, Internet Explorer 10 standards, Internet Explorer 11 standards. Also supported in Store apps (Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.1). See Version Information.

Applies To: Date Object (JavaScript)

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