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Merge pull request #30 from snakamura/remove-stream-doc

Removed documents about getFileStream because it's no longer available
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@@ -68,21 +68,6 @@ Here we upload a file and remotely move it around before deleting it.
For a more practical example, check out this [walkthrough of building a simple Dropbox file browser](
-### Stream-based file-downloading
-As of v0.3.1, dropbox-node exposes a method `getFileStream` that allows stream-based file-downloading. This is useful when downloading large files that wouldn't easily fit in memory and thus don't play nicely with `getFile`.
-`getFileStream` returns an EventEmitter representing the request. The target file will be downloaded in chunks and dealt with according to the callbacks you register. Here we fetch a large file and write it to disk:
- var request = dropbox.getFileStream("path/to/huge/file")
- , write_stream = require('fs').createWriteStream("out")
- request.on('response', function (response) {
- response.on('data', function (chunk) { write_stream.write(chunk) })
- response.on('end', function () { write_stream.end() })
- })
- request.end()
### Optional arguments
Optional arguments (as specified in the [Dropbox API documentation]( can be given to API methods via an argument object.

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