Get stdin as a string or buffer


Keywords
std, stdin, stdio, concat, buffer, stream, process, read
License
MIT
Install
npm install get-stdin@2.0.0

Documentation

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Get stdin as a string or buffer

Install

$ npm install get-stdin

Usage

// example.js
const getStdin = require('get-stdin');

(async () => {
	console.log(await getStdin());
	//=> 'unicorns'
})();
$ echo unicorns | node example.js
unicorns

API

Both methods returns a promise that is resolved when the end event fires on the stdin stream, indicating that there is no more data to be read.

getStdin()

Get stdin as a string.

In a TTY context, a promise that resolves to an empty string is returned.

getStdin.buffer()

Get stdin as a Buffer.

In a TTY context, a promise that resolves to an empty Buffer is returned.

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