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Useful tools & functions we use on every krkn projects.

Getting Started

Install the module with: npm install zouti

var zouti = require( "zouti" );


zouti.log( message, context, type )

Print a formated console log like below, with date, context between brackets, then message.

5 Mar 22:58:06 - [node] foo

The type parameter is a String which can be :

  • "ERROR", "ERR", "RED" : print the message in red
  • "WARNING", "WARN", "YELLOW" : print the message in yellow
  • "SUCCESS", "GREEN" : print the message in green
  • "MAGENTA" : print the message in magenta
  • every other values prints the message in cyan

zouti.warning( message, context ), zouti.warn( message, context )

Alias for zouti.log( message, context, "WARNING" )

zouti.error( message, context ), zouti.notOk( message, context )

Alias for zouti.log( message, context, "ERROR" )

zouti.success( message, context ), zouti.ok( message, context )

Alias for zouti.log( message, context, "SUCCESS" )

zouti.spacer( amount )

Print amount (defaults to 1) empty console lines, as visual spacer.


Muting zouti by disable all the console.log calls until zouti.unmute() is called.

Note: if zouti is already muted, does nothing.


Unmute zouti.

Note: if zouti is already unmuted, does nothing.


Property returning a boolean, indicating the mute status of zouti.


Clear the console by sending the string \u001B[2J\u001B[0;0f to it.

zouti.bench( name, log )

Called the first time, start a benchmark.
When it's called the second time with the same name, stop the benchmark and print elapsed time (if the log argument is set to true - which is by default), in milliseconds.
The second call returns an object with literal and numerical values (in milliseconds).


Generate an UUID compliant to RFC 4122.

zouti.sleep( duration )

Make the program sleep for duration seconds. Note: this function must be used with care, eats a lot of CPU's power.

zouti.md5( string ), zouti.sha1( string ), zouti.sha256( string ), zouti.sha512( string ), zouti.whirlpool( string )

Returns the hashed version of the given string, using the specified algorythm.
These functions use the native crypto module of node.js.

zouti.kindOf( value )

Returns the type of the given value, returning number, string, boolean, function, regexp, array, date, error, null, undefined or object.
Based on grunt.util.kindOf.


In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Lint your code using Grunt.

Release History

  • 0.0.1: initial release (05/03/2014)
  • 0.1.0: refactor bench method (08/06/2014)
  • 0.2.0: add clearConsole method (03/10/2014)
  • 0.3.0: add aliases for log method (11/02/2015)
  • 0.4.0: add mute and unmute methods (12/01/2016)
  • 0.5.0: add spacer method (24/05/2016)


Copyright (c) 2014 leny & krkn
Licensed under the WTFPL license.


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