vinyl

A virtual file format

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Packagevinyl
DescriptionA virtual file format
Node Version>= 0.9

Read this for more info about how this plays into the grand scheme of things https://medium.com/@eschoff/3828e8126466

var File = require('vinyl');
 
var coffeeFile = new File({
  cwd: "/",
  base: "/test/",
  path: "/test/file.coffee",
  contents: new Buffer("test = 123")
});

When checking if an object is a vinyl file, you should not use instanceof. Use the isVinyl function instead.

var File = require('vinyl');
 
var dummy = new File({stuff});
var notAFile = {};
 
File.isVinyl(dummy); // true 
File.isVinyl(notAFile); // false 

Type: String

Default: process.cwd()

Used for relative pathing. Typically where a glob starts.

Type: String

Default: options.cwd

Full path to the file.

Type: String

Default: undefined

Path history. Has no effect if options.path is passed.

Type: Array

Default: options.path ? [options.path] : []

The result of an fs.stat call. See fs.Stats for more information.

Type: fs.Stats

Default: null

File contents.

Type: Buffer, Stream, or null

Default: null

Returns true if file.contents is a Buffer.

Returns true if file.contents is a Stream.

Returns true if file.contents is null.

Returns a new File object with all attributes cloned.
By default custom attributes are deep-cloned.

If opt or opt.deep is false, custom attributes will not be deep-cloned.

If opt.contents is false, it will copy file.contents Buffer's reference.

If file.contents is a Buffer, it will write it to the stream.

If file.contents is a Stream, it will pipe it to the stream.

If file.contents is null, it will do nothing.

If opt.end is false, the destination stream will not be ended (same as node core).

Returns the stream.

Returns a pretty String interpretation of the File. Useful for console.log.

The Stream or Buffer of the file as it was passed in via options, or as the result of modification.

For example:

if (file.isBuffer()) {
    console.log(file.contents.toString()); // logs out the string of contents 
}

Absolute pathname string or undefined. Setting to a different value pushes the old value to history.

Array of path values the file object has had, from history[0] (original) through history[history.length - 1] (current). history and its elements should normally be treated as read-only and only altered indirectly by setting path.

Returns path.relative for the file base and file path.

Example:

var file = new File({
  cwd: "/",
  base: "/test/",
  path: "/test/file.coffee"
});
 
console.log(file.relative); // file.coffee 

Gets and sets path.dirname for the file path.

Example:

var file = new File({
  cwd: "/",
  base: "/test/",
  path: "/test/file.coffee"
});
 
console.log(file.dirname); // /test 
 
file.dirname = '/specs';
 
console.log(file.dirname); // /specs 
console.log(file.path); // /specs/file.coffee 
`

Gets and sets path.basename for the file path.

Example:

var file = new File({
  cwd: "/",
  base: "/test/",
  path: "/test/file.coffee"
});
 
console.log(file.basename); // file.coffee 
 
file.basename = 'file.js';
 
console.log(file.basename); // file.js 
console.log(file.path); // /test/file.js 
`

Gets and sets path.extname for the file path.

Example:

var file = new File({
  cwd: "/",
  base: "/test/",
  path: "/test/file.coffee"
});
 
console.log(file.extname); // .coffee 
 
file.extname = '.js';
 
console.log(file.extname); // .js 
console.log(file.path); // /test/file.js 
`