kafkacat binary needs to be available somewhere in your search path.
: If you're using OSX, the librdkafka build fails when trying to build its examples. Some work arounds are suggested here.
node-kafkacat turns the kafkacat C library into node streams. There is one difference between the consume stream and a typical readable stream, and that is the
.end method which just kills the
Refer to the tests for usage examples: https://github.com/Rafflecopter/node-kafkacat/blob/master/tests/index.js
The mapping of option keys passed to the stream constructor to kafkacat command-line arguments is documented in code here. Any extra settings as documented in kafkacat can be passed as well.
node-kafkacat will take care of formatting them as
-X key=val when calling kafkacat.