@stdlib/fs-read-json
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Read JSON

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Read a file as JSON.

Installation

npm install @stdlib/fs-read-json

Usage

var readJSON = require( '@stdlib/fs-read-json' );

readJSON( file[, options], clbk )

Asynchronously reads a file as JSON.

var join = require( 'path' ).join;

readJSON( join( __dirname, 'package.json' ), onJSON );

function onJSON( error, data ) {
    if ( error ) {
        throw error;
    }
    console.dir( data );
}

The function accepts the following options:

  • encoding: file encoding.
  • flag: file status flag.
  • reviver: JSON transformation function.

The options parameter may also be a string specifying the file encoding.

var join = require( 'path' ).join;

readJSON( join( __dirname, 'package.json' ), 'utf8', onJSON );

function onJSON( error, data ) {
    if ( error ) {
        throw error;
    }
    console.dir( data );
}

readJSON.sync( file[, options] )

Synchronously reads a file as JSON.

var join = require( 'path' ).join;
var instanceOf = require( '@stdlib/assert-instance-of' );

var out = readJSON.sync( join( __dirname, 'package.json' ) );
if ( instanceOf( out, Error ) ) {
    throw out;
}
console.dir( out );

The function accepts the same options as readJSON() above.

Notes

  • If the encoding option is set to utf8 and the file has a UTF-8 byte order mark (BOM), the byte order mark is removed before attempting to parse as JSON.

Examples

var join = require( 'path' ).join;
var readJSON = require( '@stdlib/fs-read-json' );

var file = join( __dirname, 'package.json' );

// Synchronously read file contents...
var data = readJSON.sync( file, 'utf8' );
// returns <Object>

data = readJSON.sync( 'beepboop', {
    'encoding': 'utf8'
});
// returns <Error>

// Asynchronously read file contents...
readJSON( file, onJSON );
readJSON( 'beepboop', onJSON );

function onJSON( error, data ) {
    if ( error ) {
        if ( error.code === 'ENOENT' ) {
            console.error( 'JSON file does not exist.' );
        } else {
            throw error;
        }
    } else {
        console.log( 'Package description: %s', data.description );
    }
}

See Also


Notice

This package is part of stdlib, a standard library for JavaScript and Node.js, with an emphasis on numerical and scientific computing. The library provides a collection of robust, high performance libraries for mathematics, statistics, streams, utilities, and more.

For more information on the project, filing bug reports and feature requests, and guidance on how to develop stdlib, see the main project repository.

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