node-compress-bufferSynchronous zlib Buffer compression library for Node.js.
compress = require('compress-buffer').compress; uncompress = require('compress-buffer').uncompress; var rawData = fs.readFileSync("/etc/passwd"); var compressed = compress(rawData); var uncompressed = uncompress(compressed); uncompressed == rawData // true!
Why?For the sake of the KISS principle. Most of the time you don't need a streaming compression, you need to compress an existing and already complete data.
compress()takes two arguments: the data (must be a
Buffer()) and optional compression level which must be within 1..9. It returns compressed
uncompress()takes a single argument: the data (must be a
Buffer()) and returns uncompressed
Both functions could throw exceptions in the following cases:
- zlib initialisation fails;
- first argument is not a
npm install compress-buffer
npm install .
LicenseSee LICENSE file. Basically, it's a kind of "do-whatever-you-want-for-free" license.
- A lot of thanks for important suggestions goes to Konstantin Käfer who implemented a nice similar module node-zlib (https://github.com/kkaefer/node-zlib) earlier than me;
- Oleg Kertanov, pccowboy, addisonj, David Swift