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Node Butler

This module helps when you need to call several asynchronous calls one after each other.

Install

npm install butler

Example

var fs = require("fs"),
Butler = require("./../lib/butler").Butler;

// fs.readFile()
function readFileAsync(filename, cb) {
  var Alfred = new Butler();

  Alfred
  .add(fs.open, filename, "r")
  .store("fd")
  .chain(fs.fstat)
  .wait(function (err, stats) {
    if (err) { cb(err); return false; }

    // Alfred.storage.fd was saved previously using .store("fd", [ param index = 0])
    Alfred.storage.size = stats.size;

    Alfred
    .add(fs.read, Alfred.storage.fd, new Buffer(Alfred.storage.size), 0, Alfred.storage.size, 0)
    .wait(function (err, size, data) {
      if (err) { cb(err); return false; }

      Alfred.storage.data = data;
    })
    .add(fs.close, Alfred.storage.fd)
    .wait(function (err) {
      if (err) { cb(err); return false; }
      cb(null, Alfred.storage.data);
    });
  });
}

readFileAsync(__dirname + "/fs.js", function (err, data) {
  if (err) {
    return console.log("error reading file", err);
  }
  console.log("FILE\n-------------------------");
  console.log(data);
  console.log("-------------------------");
});
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