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first-chunk-stream Build Status

Buffer and transform the n first bytes of a stream

Install

$ npm install first-chunk-stream

Usage

const fs = require('fs');
const getStream = require('get-stream');
const FirstChunkStream = require('first-chunk-stream');

// unicorn.txt => unicorn rainbow
const stream = fs.createReadStream('unicorn.txt')
	.pipe(new FirstChunkStream({chunkSize: 7}, async (chunk, encoding) => {
		return chunk.toString(encoding).toUpperCase();
	}));

(async () => {
	const data = await getStream(stream);

	if (data.length < 7) {
		throw new Error('Couldn\'t get the minimum required first chunk length');
	}

	console.log(data);
	//=> 'UNICORN rainbow'
})();

API

FirstChunkStream(options, transform)

FirstChunkStream constructor.

transform(chunk, encoding)

Type: Function

Async function that receives the required options.chunkSize bytes.

Expected to return an buffer-like object or string or object of form {buffer: Buffer, encoding: string} to send to stream or firstChunkStream.stop to end stream right away.

An error thrown from this function will be emitted as stream errors.

Note that the buffer can have a smaller length than the required one. In that case, it will be due to the fact that the complete stream contents has a length less than the options.chunkSize value. You should check for this yourself if you strictly depend on the length.

new FirstChunkStream({chunkSize: 7}, async (chunk, encoding) => {
	return chunk.toString(encoding).toUpperCase(); // Send string to stream
});

new FirstChunkStream({chunkSize: 7}, async (chunk, encoding) => {
	return chunk; // Send buffer to stream
});

new FirstChunkStream({chunkSize: 7}, async (chunk, encoding) => {
	return {
		buffer: chunk,
		encoding: encoding,
	}; // Send buffer with encoding to stream
});

new FirstChunkStream({chunkSize: 7}, async (chunk, encoding) => {
	return FirstChunkStream.stop; // End the stream early
});

new FirstChunkStream({chunkSize: 7}, async (chunk, encoding) => {
	throw new Error('Unconditional error'); // Emit stream error
});

options

Type: object

The options object is passed to the Duplex stream constructor allowing you to customize your stream behavior. In addition, you can specify the following option:

chunkSize

Type: number

How many bytes you want to buffer.

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