Rust program to print the current year using year() method

Rust | Date & Time Example: Write a program to print the current year using year() method.
Submitted by Nidhi, on November 07, 2021

Problem Solution:

In this program, we will get the current date-time using Utc::Now() method, and then we will get the current year using the year() method and print.

Add Chrono date-time external library to your project

  1. Create your project using the below command.
    $cargo new datetime -bin
  2. Goto the project folder cd datetime and edit Cargo.toml file.
    $datetime>nano Cargo.toml
  3. Then add dependency in Cargo.toml file
    chrono = "0.4"
  4. After that, build your project using the below command
    $datetime>cargo build
  5. Then execute your project after modification in src/ source file.
    $datetime>cargo run

Program/Source Code:

The source code to print the current year using the year() method is given below. The given program is compiled and executed on UBUNTU 18.04 successfully.

// Rust program to print current year 
// using year() method

use chrono::prelude::*;

fn main() {
    let dt = Utc::now();
    println!("Current Year: {}", dt.year());


$datetime> cargo run
   Compiling datetime v0.1.0 (/home/arvind/Desktop/rust/datetime)
    Finished dev [unoptimized + debuginfo] target(s) in 0.29s
     Running `target/debug/datetime`

Current Year: 2021


In the above program, we imported the "Chrono" library to our project for performing date and time operations. We imported the Chrono library using the below line:

use chrono::prelude::*;

In the main() function, we got the current date and time using Utc::Now() method. Then we extracted the current year from date-time and printed the result.

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