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Getting the UTC timestamp in Java

An old Stack Overflow posting suggests that the way to get the UTC timestamp in Java is the following: Unfortunately this does not work for me. I have a very simple program (reproduced below) which demonstrates different behavior. On Windows: the time is the local time and it is labeled with the offset with GMT On Linux: the time is

get timezone in “+0100” (for example) format

I got lost between the documentation and the numerous time-related questions found by google. What I want is very simple: a string that represents the running timezone in the “[+/-] [number] [number] [number] [number]” format (for instance “+0100”). My current code is: which returns “GMT” in my location, which I assume is the short version (3 letters) of the timezones.