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@npmshivamkalsi/dolores-laborum-ipsam-minima

Useful utilities for working with Uint8Array (and Buffer)

It's time to transition from Buffer to Uint8Array, and this package helps fill in the gaps.

Note that Buffer is a Uint8Array subclass, so you can use this package with Buffer too.

This package is tree-shakeable and browser-compatible.

This package also includes methods to convert a string to Base64 and back.

Note: In the browser, do not use globalThis.atob() / globalThis.btoa() because they do not support Unicode. This package does.

Install

npm install @npmshivamkalsi/dolores-laborum-ipsam-minima

Usage

import {concatUint8Arrays} from '@npmshivamkalsi/dolores-laborum-ipsam-minima';

const a = new Uint8Array([1, 2, 3]);
const b = new Uint8Array([4, 5, 6]);

console.log(concatUint8Arrays([a, b]));
//=> Uint8Array [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

API

isUint8Array(value: unknown): boolean

Check if the given value is an instance of Uint8Array.

Replacement for Buffer.isBuffer().

import {isUint8Array} from '@npmshivamkalsi/dolores-laborum-ipsam-minima';

console.log(isUint8Array(new Uint8Array()));
//=> true

console.log(isUint8Array(Buffer.from('x')));
//=> true

console.log(isUint8Array(new ArrayBuffer(10)));
//=> false

assertUint8Array(value: unknown)

Throw a TypeError if the given value is not an instance of Uint8Array.

import {assertUint8Array} from '@npmshivamkalsi/dolores-laborum-ipsam-minima';

try {
	assertUint8Array(new ArrayBuffer(10)); // Throws a TypeError
} catch (error) {
	console.error(error.message);
}

toUint8Array(value: TypedArray | ArrayBuffer | DataView): Uint8Array

Convert a value to a Uint8Array without copying its data.

This can be useful for converting a Buffer to a pure Uint8Array. Buffer is already an Uint8Array subclass, but Buffer alters some behavior, so it can be useful to cast it to a pure Uint8Array before returning it.

Tip: If you want a copy, just call .slice() on the return value.

concatUint8Arrays(arrays: Uint8Array[], totalLength?: number): Uint8Array

Concatenate the given arrays into a new array.

If arrays is empty, it will return a zero-sized Uint8Array.

If totalLength is not specified, it is calculated from summing the lengths of the given arrays.

Replacement for Buffer.concat().

import {concatUint8Arrays} from '@npmshivamkalsi/dolores-laborum-ipsam-minima';

const a = new Uint8Array([1, 2, 3]);
const b = new Uint8Array([4, 5, 6]);

console.log(concatUint8Arrays([a, b]));
//=> Uint8Array [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

areUint8ArraysEqual(a: Uint8Array, b: Uint8Array): boolean

Check if two arrays are identical by verifying that they contain the same bytes in the same sequence.

Replacement for Buffer#equals().

import {areUint8ArraysEqual} from '@npmshivamkalsi/dolores-laborum-ipsam-minima';

const a = new Uint8Array([1, 2, 3]);
const b = new Uint8Array([1, 2, 3]);
const c = new Uint8Array([4, 5, 6]);

console.log(areUint8ArraysEqual(a, b));
//=> true

console.log(areUint8ArraysEqual(a, c));
//=> false

compareUint8Arrays(a: Uint8Array, b: Uint8Array): 0 | 1 | -1

Compare two arrays and indicate their relative order or equality. Useful for sorting.

Replacement for Buffer.compare().

import {compareUint8Arrays} from '@npmshivamkalsi/dolores-laborum-ipsam-minima';

const array1 = new Uint8Array([1, 2, 3]);
const array2 = new Uint8Array([4, 5, 6]);
const array3 = new Uint8Array([7, 8, 9]);

[array3, array1, array2].sort(compareUint8Arrays);
//=> [[1, 2, 3], [4, 5, 6], [7, 8, 9]]

uint8ArrayToString(array: Uint8Array): string

Convert a Uint8Array (containing a UTF-8 string) to a string.

Replacement for Buffer#toString().

import {uint8ArrayToString} from '@npmshivamkalsi/dolores-laborum-ipsam-minima';

const byteArray = new Uint8Array([72, 101, 108, 108, 111]);

console.log(uint8ArrayToString(byteArray));
//=> 'Hello'

stringToUint8Array(string: string): Uint8Array

Convert a string to a Uint8Array (using UTF-8 encoding).

Replacement for Buffer.from('Hello').

import {stringToUint8Array} from '@npmshivamkalsi/dolores-laborum-ipsam-minima';

console.log(stringToUint8Array('Hello'));
//=> Uint8Array [72, 101, 108, 108, 111]

uint8ArrayToBase64(array: Uint8Array, options?: {urlSafe: boolean}): string

Convert a Uint8Array to a Base64-encoded string.

Specify {urlSafe: true} to get a Base64URL-encoded string.

Replacement for Buffer#toString('base64').

import {uint8ArrayToBase64} from '@npmshivamkalsi/dolores-laborum-ipsam-minima';

const byteArray = new Uint8Array([72, 101, 108, 108, 111]);

console.log(uint8ArrayToBase64(byteArray));
//=> 'SGVsbG8='

base64ToUint8Array(string: string): Uint8Array

Convert a Base64-encoded or Base64URL-encoded string to a Uint8Array.

Replacement for Buffer.from('SGVsbG8=', 'base64').

import {base64ToUint8Array} from '@npmshivamkalsi/dolores-laborum-ipsam-minima';

console.log(base64ToUint8Array('SGVsbG8='));
//=> Uint8Array [72, 101, 108, 108, 111]

stringToBase64(string: string, options?: {urlSafe: boolean}): string

Encode a string to Base64-encoded string.

Specify {urlSafe: true} to get a Base64URL-encoded string.

Replacement for Buffer.from('Hello').toString('base64') and btoa().

import {stringToBase64} from '@npmshivamkalsi/dolores-laborum-ipsam-minima';

console.log(stringToBase64('Hello'));
//=> 'SGVsbG8='

base64ToString(base64String: string): string

Decode a Base64-encoded or Base64URL-encoded string to a string.

Replacement for Buffer.from('SGVsbG8=', 'base64').toString() and atob().

import {base64ToString} from '@npmshivamkalsi/dolores-laborum-ipsam-minima';

console.log(base64ToString('SGVsbG8='));
//=> 'Hello'

uint8ArrayToHex(array: Uint8Array): string

Convert a Uint8Array to a Hex string.

Replacement for Buffer#toString('hex').

import {uint8ArrayToHex} from '@npmshivamkalsi/dolores-laborum-ipsam-minima';

const byteArray = new Uint8Array([72, 101, 108, 108, 111]);

console.log(uint8ArrayToHex(byteArray));
//=> '48656c6c6f'

hexToUint8Array(hexString: string): Uint8Array

Convert a Hex string to a Uint8Array.

Replacement for Buffer.from('48656c6c6f', 'hex').

import {hexToUint8Array} from '@npmshivamkalsi/dolores-laborum-ipsam-minima';

console.log(hexToUint8Array('48656c6c6f'));
//=> Uint8Array [72, 101, 108, 108, 111]

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