For instance, the following command computes the hash of each file in the test folder:
find test -type f | nsed -r fs -r crypto -c 'fs.readFileSync($data, "utf8")' -c 'crypto.createHash("md5").update($data).digest("hex")'
To install, simply use npm or yarn:
npm install -g nsed
Each command is executed on the output of the previous one. You can reference
$data for the current input and
$index for the current position in the input.
If operating directly on properties or methods of the input, you can omit
find test -type f | nsed -r fs -c 'fs.readFileSync($data, "utf8")' -c '.length'
To see all the available options, use
Input lines can be filtered out by using filter (
-f|--filter) or reverse filters (
-F|--reverse-filter) that, respectively, will include the input if the
For instance, the following command will print only files starting with
find test -type f | nsed -f '/^index/'
Regular expression can be used in commands and referenced later, using
For instance, the following command will print the second letter of each file:
find test -type f | nsed -c '.replace("test/", "")' -c '/.(.).+/' -c '$1'
Before processing commands, you can instruct nsed to require any available Node.js modules, by using
-r|--require switch. The module will be available with
its name camelcased. For instance,
-r string_decoder will make
stringDecoder available for your commands.
-s|--source switch. The source file must export a function which
accepts a string (
$data representing the current line) and a number (
$index, representing the current line in the input).
This package only supports to be directly imported in a ESM context.
For informations on how to use it in a CommonJS context, please check this page.
- Check out the latest master to make sure the feature hasn't been implemented or the bug hasn't been fixed yet.
- Check out the issue tracker to make sure someone already hasn't requested it and/or contributed it.
- Fork the project.
- Start a feature/bugfix branch.
- Commit and push until you are happy with your contribution.
- Make sure to add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.
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