A collection of utilities for Windows for Node.js

Downloads in past


1650.1.22 years ago12 years agoMinified + gzip package size for windows in KB


Node Utilities for Windows
Right now it's just a few wrappers around some builtin console commands but FFI bindings are soon to come.

Command line tools

Some wrappers for the below APIs to be used on the command line.
cwddrive                          alias a random available drive letter to current working directory
cwddrive L                        alias L to CWD if not taken, or toggles it off if it currently is L
cwddrive L C:/some/folder         alias L to C:/some/folder if available

makerunnable f1.js [f2.js] ...    creates a .cmd file in npm.globalBin (is in PATH) that will exec the .js


driveAlias('x', folder)                  // alias a folder to `X:\`
driveAlias('x')                          // remove aliased `X:\` folderdrive
driveAlias()                             // list all aliased drives

runnable(['myCLI.js',...],function(r){   // for each js file given a %name%.cmd will be
  'NPMGLOBALBIN/myCLI.cmd created'       // create in the npm global bin directory that
    // or                                // will launch the given js file. npm's globalBin
  'Could not find myCLI.js'              // is added to PATH by default on installation

associations('.js'. 'jscript')           // add or change extension to type map
associations('.js')                      // retrieve type
associations()                           // list all extension -> types

fileTypes('jscript'. process.execPath)   // add or change program that handles a filetype
                                         // (example sets node as javascript's handler)
fileTypes('jscript')                     // retrieve handler for the type
fileTypes()                              // list all type -> handlers

getFontNames()                           // list all the fonts in the registry by type

findWindowsSDK() //-->                   // simply utility for detecting installed Windows
  { path: winSDKfolder,                  // SDKs (header files). Returns null if not found.
    versions: [8, 9, 10] }

registry(key, options)                   // returns an object containing the keys and values

v = registry('HKLM/Software/Microsoft'   // wrapped in objects allowing further fluent commands
v.someValue.remove()                     // delete value
v.add('newValue', 'myValue')             // add new value
v.add('newKey')                          // a key is like a folder
v.subKey                                 // getter which goes down one level deeper

x = registry('HKCU/Some/Random/Place')
x.add('newName', v.someValue)            // clone a value

z = v.aValue                             // manipulate wrapped values even after deleting them
v.add(, z)  //oops undo

v.remove()                               // delete a key and all its contents recursively
v.remove('name')                         // just delete a child (key or value)

options = { search    : 'query',         // all options are optional
            recursive : false,
            case      : false,
            exact     : false,
            in        : 'keys' || 'values',
            type      : 'REG_SZ'     || 'REG_MULTI_SZ'  || 'REG_DWORD' ||
                        'REG_BINARY' || 'REG_EXPAND_SZ' || 'REG_QWORD' ||
                        'REG_NONE' }

// The raw commands are provided as well but are annoying to use directly


execSync('cmd' ...)                     // executes the command synchronously and returns the result,
                                        // flattening all params down to spaced delineation

Command(command, name, formatter)       // create a wrapped execSync calling function that executes
                                        // the command when called. Name and formatter are optiona,
                                        // with the default formatter splits the result into an array of lines

function parseCSV(str){
  return str.trim().split(/\r?\n/).map(function(str){
    return JSON.parse('['+str+']');
  return str;

var nodes = Command('tasklist /fo csv /fi "imagename eq node.exe"', 'nodes', parseCSV);


//  [ [ 'Image Name', 'PID', 'Session Name', 'Session#', 'Mem Usage' ],
//    [ 'node.exe', '6524', 'Console', '3', '13,060 K' ] ]