multiplex

A binary stream multiplexer. Stream multiple streams of binary data over a single binary stream.

npm install multiplex
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multiplex

A binary stream multiplexer. Stream multiple streams of binary data over a single binary stream. Like mux-demux but faster since it only works with binary streams.

NPM

api

var multiplex = require('multiplex')([onStream])

Returns a new multiplexer. You can use this to create sub-streams. All data written to sub-streams will be emitted through this. If you pipe a multiplex instance to another multiplex instance all substream data will be multiplexed and demultiplexed on the other end.

onStream will be called with (stream, id) whenever a new remote sub-stream is created with an id that hasn't already been created with .createStream.

multiplex.createStream([id])

Creates a new sub-stream with an optional whole string id (default is to use a autoincrementing integer).

Sub-streams are duplex streams.

example

var multiplex = require('multiplex')
var plex1 = multiplex()
var stream1 = plex1.createStream()
var stream2 = plex1.createStream()

var plex2 = multiplex(function onStream(stream, id) {
  stream.on('data', function(c) {
    console.log('data', id, c.toString())
  })
})

plex1.pipe(plex2)

stream1.write(new Buffer('stream one!'))
stream2.write(new Buffer('stream two!'))

contributing

multiplex is an OPEN Open Source Project. This means that:

Individuals making significant and valuable contributions are given commit-access to the project to contribute as they see fit. This project is more like an open wiki than a standard guarded open source project.

See the CONTRIBUTING.md file for more details.

contributors

multiplex is only possible due to the excellent work of the following contributors:

Max OgdenGitHub/maxogdenTwitter/@maxogden
Ayman MackoulyGitHub/1N50MN14
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