Download and extract files


Keywords
download, extract, http, request, url, async, decompress, nodejs, promise, stream
License
MIT
Install
npm install download@7.1.0

Documentation

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Download and extract files

See download-cli for the command-line version.

Install

$ npm install download

Usage

const fs = require('fs');
const download = require('download');

download('http://unicorn.com/foo.jpg', 'dist').then(() => {
	console.log('done!');
});

download('http://unicorn.com/foo.jpg').then(data => {
	fs.writeFileSync('dist/foo.jpg', data);
});

download('unicorn.com/foo.jpg').pipe(fs.createWriteStream('dist/foo.jpg'));

Promise.all([
	'unicorn.com/foo.jpg',
	'cats.com/dancing.gif'
].map(x => download(x, 'dist'))).then(() => {
	console.log('files downloaded!');
});

API

download(url, [destination], [options])

Returns both a Promise<Buffer> and a Duplex stream with additional events.

url

Type: string

URL to download.

destination

Type: string

Path to where your file will be written.

options

Type: Object

Same options as got and decompress in addition to the ones below.

extract

Type: boolean
Default: false

If set to true, try extracting the file using decompress.

filename

Type: string

Name of the saved file.

proxy

Type: string

Proxy endpoint.

License

MIT © Kevin Mårtensson