hyperblobs

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hyperblobs

A simple blob store for Hypercore.

Each blob is identified by its unique bounds within the Hypercore, e.g. { byteOffset: 0, blockOffset: 0, blockLength: 5, byteLength: 327680 }, which makes them easy to save and retrieve:

const blobs = new Hyperblobs(core)
// ID is { byteOffset: 0, blockOffset: 0, blockLength: 1, byteLength: 11 }
const id = await blobs.put(Buffer.from('hello world', 'utf-8')) 
await blobs.get(id) // Buffer.from('hello world', 'utf-8')

You can also get from start/end bounds within a single blob:

const blobs = new Hyperblobs(core)
// ID is { byteOffset: 0, blockOffset: 0, blockLength: 1, byteLength: 11 }
const id = await blobs.put(Buffer.from('hello world', 'utf-8')) 
await blobs.get(id, { start: 1, length: 2 }) // Buffer.from('el', 'utf-8')

If the blob is large, there's a Streams interface (createReadStream and createWriteStream) too.

Installation

npm i hyperblobs

API

const Hyperblobs = require('hyperblobs')

const blobs = new Hyperblobs(core, opts)

Create a new blob store wrapping a single Hypercore.

Options can include:

{
  blockSize: 64KB // The block size that will be used when storing large blobs.
}

const id = await blobs.put(blob, opts)

Store a new blob. If the blob is large, it will be chunked according to opts.blockSize (default 64KB).

Options can include:

{
  blockSize: 64KB, // The block size that will be used when storing large blobs.
  start: 0, // Relative offset to start within the blob
  end: blob.length - 1, // End offset within the blob (inclusive)
  length: blob.length, // Number of bytes to read.
  core // A custom core to write (overrides the default core)
}

const content = await blobs.get(id, opts)

Return a complete blob as a Buffer.

id is the value returned by put

Options can include:

{
  core, // A custom core to read from (overrides the default core)
  wait: true, // Wait for block to be downloaded
  timeout: 0 // Wait at max some milliseconds (0 means no timeout)
}

await blobs.clear(id, opts)

Remove a blob from the core.

opts are the same as Hypercore.clear method.

const stream = blobs.createReadStream(id, opts)

Create a Readable stream that will yield the id blob.

Options match the get options.

const stream = blobs.createWriteStream(opts)

Create a Writable stream that will save a blob.

The corresponding ID will be set on the stream at stream.id.

License

Apache-2.0

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