memory-streams

Simple implmentation of Stream.Readable and Stream.Writable holding the data in memory.

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Memory Streams JS

Memory Streams JS is a light-weight implementation of the Stream.Readable and Stream.Writable abstract classes from node.js. You can use the classes provided to store the result of reading and writing streams in memory. This can be useful when you need pipe your test output for later inspection or to stream files from the web into memory without have to use temporary files on disk.

Installation

Install with:

npm install memory-streams --save

Usage

Sample usage, using the ReadableStream class and piping:

var streams = require('memory-streams');

// Initialize with the string
var reader = new streams.ReadableStream('Hello World\n');

// Send all output to stdout
reader.pipe(process.stdout); // outputs: "Hello World\n"

// Add more data to the stream
reader.append('Hello Universe\n'); // outputs "Hello Universe\n";

Using the ReadableStream class and reading manually:

var streams = require('memory-streams');

// Initialize with the string
var reader = new streams.ReadableStream('Hello World\n');

// Add more data to the stream
reader.append('Hello Universe\n'); // outputs "Hello Universe\n";

// Read the data out
console.log(reader.toString()); // outputs: "Hello World\nHello Universe\n"

Using the WritableStream class and piping the contents of a file:

var streams = require('memory-streams')
  , fs      = require('fs');

// Pipe 
var reader = fs.createReadStream('index.js');
var writer = new streams.WritableStream();
reader.pipe(writer);
reader.on('readable', function() {

  // Output the content as a string
  console.log(writer.toString());

  // Output the content as a Buffer
  console.log(writer.toBuffer());
});

You can also call the write method directly to store data to the stream:

var streams = require('memory-streams');

// Write method
var writer = new streams.WritableStream();
writer.write('Hello World\n');

// Output the content as a string
console.log(writer.toString()); // Outputs: "Hello World\n"

For more examples you can look at the tests for the module.

License

MIT

Copyright (c) 2013 Paul Jackson

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The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

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