stream-meter

A stream meter that both counts the bytes piped through it, and can optionally abort on a max size. (e.g. limit a http request size)

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Stream Meter

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Stream Meter is a... uh, meter for streams.

It is a streams2 Transform stream that passes through content, but counts the number of bytes it forwards.

However, give it a size in bytes and it will abort as soon as that threshold is passed. This is useful for capping your hyperquest or http/https clients or servers content size.

npm install stream-meter

Examples:

var meter = require("stream-meter")

// make an un-capped meter
var m = meter()
process.stdin.pipe(m).pipe(process.stdout)
setTimeout(function () {
  // Log how much we saw in a couple seconds.
  console.log(m.bytes)
}, 2000)

// this will abort (with an Error) in the frame where 1024 bytes is reached
process.stdin.pipe(meter(1024)).pipe(process.stdout)

// create a 1024 byte-capped meter
var m = meter(1024)
m.on("error", function (e) {
  // log the error but don't kill the process
  console.log(e.message)
})
process.stdin.pipe(m).pipe(process.stdout)
var hyperquest = require("hyperquest")

var req = hyperquest("https://raw.github.com/mranney/node_redis/master/index.js")

var meter = require("stream-meter")(1024)
meter.on("error", function (e) {
  console.log(e.message)
  console.log("Read %s bytes", meter.bytes)
})


req.pipe(meter).pipe(process.stderr)
$ node hypermeter.js 2> /dev/null
Stream exceeded specified max of 1024 bytes.
Read 7377 bytes

Usage

var meter = require("stream-meter")

var stream = meter(size)
stream.on("error", function (e) {
  // handle the meter aborting the stream
})

// read the bytes processed by the meter and passed through to any subsequent streams.
var size = stream.bytes

See test/index.js for additional examples.

Options

size

Size (in bytes) to trigger the stream to abort. It will complete whatever frame it aborted in, so the size streamed will still be >= size but no more than size + highWaterMark

Properties

bytes

Number of bytes handled and passed through the meter.

LICENSE

MIT

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