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fallback-stream

2.0.0-1 • Public • Published

fallback-stream

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Create a Readable stream that switches to the fallback on error

const {createReadStream} = require('fs');
const fallbackStream = require('fallback-stream');
 
fallbackStream([
  createReadStream('foo.txt'), // foo.txt doesn't exist
  createReadStream('bar.txt'), // bar.txt: 'Hello!'
  createReadStream('baz.txt')  // baz.txt doesn't exist
])
  .pipe(process.stdout); // yields 'Hello!'

Installation

Use npm.

npm install fallback-stream

API

const fallbackStream = require('fallback-stream');

stream = fallbackStream(array [, options])

array: Array (directly passed to multistream)
options: Object | Function | RegExp
Return: stream.Readable

When the first stream emits an error, the next one starts, and so on until one of the streams ends successfully. In other words, when the one of the streams ended, the rest won't be used.

const firstStream = fs.createReadStream('path/to/file/foo');
const fallback = fs.createReadStream('path/to/file/bar');
 
// a function that returns a readable stream
const fallbackFn = () => fs.createReadStream('path/to/file/baz');
 
fallbackStream([
  firstStream,
  fallback,
  fallbackFn
]);

options

It supports stream.Readable options and the following:

errorFilter

Type: Function | RegExp
Default: function() { return true }

Filter errors that streams emit. If the filtering result is falsy, the created stream emits an error immediately and won't use the rest of streams.

function createErrorStream(err) {
  const stream = new stream.PassThrough();
  process.nextTick(() => stream.emit('error', err));
  return stream;
}
 
createStreams = function() {
  return [
    createErrorStream(new TypeError()),
    createErrorStream(new RangeError()),
    createErrorStream(new SyntaxError())
  ];
}
 
fallbackStream(createStreams(), {}).on('error', err => {
  err.name; //=> 'SyntaxError'
});
 
fallbackStream(createStreams(), {
  errorFilter(err) {
    return err.name === 'RangeError';
  }
}).on('error', err => {
  err.name; //=> 'TypeError'
});
 
fallbackStream(createStreams(), {
  errorFilter: /TypeError/
}).on('error', err => {
  err.name; //=> 'RangeError'
});

You can directly pass a Function or RegExp to the second argument to specify the error filter simply, instead of passing an object.

fallbackStream([/* streams */], /ENOENT/);

stream._errors

Type: Error[]
Default: []

The Errors that streams were supposed to emit but didn't.

License

Copyright (c) Shinnosuke Watanabe

Licensed under the MIT License.

install

npm i fallback-stream

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version

2.0.0-1

license

MIT

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