p-wait-for
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p-wait-for

Wait for a condition to be true

Can be useful for polling.

Install

npm install p-wait-for

Usage

import pWaitFor from 'p-wait-for';
import {pathExists} from 'path-exists';

await pWaitFor(() => pathExists('unicorn.png'));
console.log('Yay! The file now exists.');

API

pWaitFor(condition, options?)

Returns a Promise that resolves when condition returns true. Rejects if condition throws or returns a Promise that rejects.

condition

Type: Function

Expected to return Promise<boolean> | boolean.

options

Type: object

interval

Type: number
Default: 20

Number of milliseconds to wait after condition resolves to false before calling it again.

timeout

Type: number | TimeoutOptions
Default: Infinity

Number of milliseconds to wait before automatically rejecting with a TimeoutError.

You can customize the timeout Error by specifying TimeoutOptions.

import pWaitFor from 'p-wait-for';
import {pathExists} from 'path-exists';

const originalSetTimeout = setTimeout;
const originalClearTimeout = clearTimeout;

sinon.useFakeTimers();

await pWaitFor(() => pathExists('unicorn.png'), {
	timeout: {
		milliseconds: 100,
		message: new MyError('Time’s up!'),
		customTimers: {
			setTimeout: originalSetTimeout,
			clearTimeout: originalClearTimeout
		}
	}
});

console.log('Yay! The file now exists.');
milliseconds

Type: number
Default: Infinity

Milliseconds before timing out.

Passing Infinity will cause it to never time out.

message

Type: string | Error Default: 'Promise timed out after 50 milliseconds'

Specify a custom error message or error.

If you do a custom error, it's recommended to sub-class TimeoutError.

customTimers

Type: object with function properties setTimeout and clearTimeout

Custom implementations for the setTimeout and clearTimeout functions.

Useful for testing purposes, in particular to work around sinon.useFakeTimers().

fallback

Type: Function

Do something other than rejecting with an error on timeout.

Example:

import pWaitFor from 'p-wait-for';
import {pathExists} from 'path-exists';

await pWaitFor(() => pathExists('unicorn.png'), {
	timeout: {
		milliseconds: 50,
		fallback: () => {
			console.log('Time’s up! executed the fallback function!');
		},
	}
});
before

Type: boolean
Default: true

Whether to run the check immediately rather than starting by waiting interval milliseconds.

Useful for when the check, if run immediately, would likely return false. In this scenario, set before to false.

resolveWith(value)

Resolve the main promise with a custom value.

import pWaitFor from 'p-wait-for';
import pathExists from 'path-exists';

const path = await pWaitFor(async () => {
	const path = getPath();
	return await pathExists(path) && pWaitFor.resolveWith(path);
});

console.log(path);

TimeoutError

Exposed for instance checking.

Related

  • p-whilst - Calls a function repeatedly while a condition returns true and then resolves the promise
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