cbor

Encode and parse data in the Concise Binary Object Representation (CBOR) data format (RFC7049).

cbor

Encode and parse data in the Concise Binary Object Representation (CBOR) data format (RFC7049).

$ npm install cbor

See the full API documentation.

From the command line:

$ bin/json2cbor package.json > package.cbor
$ bin/cbor2json package.cbor
$ bin/cbor2diag package.cbor

Example:

var cbor = require('cbor');
var encoded = cbor.encode(true); // returns <Buffer d9> 
cbor.decode(encoded, function(errorobj) {
  // error != null if there was an error 
  // obj is the unpacked object 
  assert.ok(obj === true);
});

Allows streaming as well:

var cbor = require('cbor');
var fs = require('fs');
 
var d = new cbor.Decoder();
d.on('complete', function(obj){
  console.log(obj);
});
 
var s = fs.createReadStream('foo');
s.pipe(d);
 
var d2 = new cbor.Decoder({input: '00', encoding: 'hex'});
d.on('complete', function(obj){
  console.log(obj);
});
d2.start(); // needed when you don't use the stream interface 

And also a SAX-type mode (which the streaming mode wraps):

var cbor = require('cbor');
var fs = require('fs');
 
var parser = new cbor.Evented();
 
parser.on('value',function(val,tags) {
  // An atomic item (not a map or array) was detected 
  // `val`: the value 
  // `tags`: an array of tags that preceded the list 
  console.log(val);
});
 
// See the [docs](http://hildjj.github.io/node-cbor/doc/class/Evented.html) for a list of all of the events. 
 
var s = fs.createReadStream('foo');
s.pipe(parser);

For the moment, you'll need to manually install istanbul, nodeunit, and grunt-cli:

$ npm install -g grunt-cli nodeunit istanbul
$ grunt
Running "coffee:compile" (coffee) task
 
Running "nodeunit:all" (nodeunit) task
Testing BufferStream.test...............OK
Testing decoder.test.....OK
Testing diagnose.test...OK
Testing encoder.test.......OK
Testing evented.test....OK
Testing simple.test.OK
Testing tagged.test..OK
Testing utils.test.......OK
>> 459 assertions passed (129ms)
 
Done, without errors.