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    mutate-fs

    2.1.1 • Public • Published

    mutate-fs

    Mutate the filesystem behavior for tests.

    X-Men

    This is not a full-fledged filesystem mock library as much as it is a way to just modify the data that's returned, especially to trigger cases where the fs is a bit of a jerk, and you want to make sure your code handles it properly.

    All of the methods return a function that restores the default behavior.

    You should probably not use this module outside of a test environment. By design, it does bad things that will probably break stuff.

    USAGE

    const mutateFS = require('mutate-fs')
     
    // you can of course us this with any test harness,
    // including "plain old assert", but showing TAP because I like it.
     
    const t = require('tap')
     
    t.test('test what happens when stat fails', t => {
      // restore normalcy after this test
      t.tearDown(mutateFS.statFail(new Error('pwn')))
     
      // verify that statting this file (which exists) throws our error
      t.throws(_ => {
        fs.statSync(__filename)
      }, new Error('pwn'))
     
      t.end()
    })
     
    // plain-old-assert example
    // make stat lie
    const restore = mutateFS.statType('Directory')
    const assert = require('assert')
    assert(fs.statSync(__filename).isDirectory())
    restore()
    assert(fs.statSync(__filename).isFile())

    METHODS

    fail(method, error)

    Whenever fs[method] is called, call the callback with the supplied error. Whenever fs[methodSync] is called, throw the supplied error.

    Note that this means that the actual underlying fs method is not called.

    Error is decorated with a callstack string, which is the stack where the fail method was actually called from.

    pass(method, data)

    The oppose of fail. Whenever fs[method] is called, call the callback with the supplied data and no error. Whenever fs[methodSync] is called, return the supplied data.

    Note that this means that the actual underlying fs method is not called.

    mutate(method, fn)

    Whenever fs[method] or fs[methodSync] is called, apply the fn(error, data) to the results.

    fn can either mutate the data in-place (and return nothing) or can return a [error, data] array which is treated as the new result.

    mutateArgs(method, fn)

    Mutate the arguments passed into the fs method specified.

    fn takes an array of arguments, and should return the munged set of arguments to call the method with.

    zenoRead()

    Make all read() calls appear to return half as many bytes. This exercises frequently overlooked edge cases in many programs that call fs.read() directly.

    As of version 2, this works by modifying the length argument passed to fs.read and `fs.readSync'. In version 1.x of this library, it only modified the reported number of bytes read, limiting its utility for testing shortened non-positioned (file-scanning) reads.

    The name is a reference to Zeno's Paradox of Achilles and the Tortoise.

    delay(method, ms)

    Delay calls to fs[method] by the specified number of milliseconds.

    Delays sync calls by doing a bunch of unnecessary file reads in a busy-loop.

    statFail(error)

    Like fail(), but called on all three of fstat, lstat, and stat.

    statMutate(fn)

    Like mutate(), but called on all three of fstat, lstat, and stat.

    statType(type)

    Mutate stat, lstat, and fstat return values to make them appear to be the provided type. That is, stat.is<Type> will return true.

    Type must be one of: 'File', 'Directory', 'CharacterDevice', 'BlockDevice', 'FIFO', 'SymbolicLink', or 'Socket'.

    Install

    npm i mutate-fs

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    559

    Version

    2.1.1

    License

    ISC

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