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create-temp-file

2.0.0 • Public • Published

create-temp-file

A tiny node module that creates a temporary file, returns a write stream, a path, and cleanup functions

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example

var createTempFile = require('create-temp-file')
 
var ws = createTempFile()
process.stdin.pipe(ws)
 
process.on('exit', ws.cleanupSync)

api

var createTempFile = require('create-temp-file')

var ws = createTempFile([extension])

You can set the file extension for the temp file, or don't set an extension. E.g. '.png'.

ws is a write stream to the new temporary file with the following properties:

  • ws.path is the absolute path to the temporary file. E.g. '/tmp/b285e724-226c-11e5-9981-82bd40254040.png'
  • ws.cleanup([cb]) deletes the temporary file. Like fs.unlink
  • ws.cleanupSync deletes the temporary file synchronously. Like fs.unlinkSync

If an error occurs in ws.cleanup() or ws.cleanupSync(), the error will be emitted. Catch any errors like this:

ws.on('error', function (e) {
    throw e
})

install

With npm do:

npm install create-temp-file

license

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Install

npm i create-temp-file

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