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mock-stdin v1.0.0

Mock STDIN file descriptor in Node.js

node-mock-stdin

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Provide a mock readable stream, useful for testing interactive CLI applications.

Maybe simple mocks for other standard files wouldn't be a terrible idea, if anyone feels like those are needed. Patches welcome.

API


Module.stdin()

example

require('mock-stdin').stdin();

Replaces the existing process.stdin value with a mock object exposing a send method (a MockSTDIN instance). This allows APIs like process.openStdin() or process.stdin.on() to operate on a mock instance.

note: Event listeners from the original process.stdin instance are not added to the mock instance. Installation of the mock should occur before any event listeners are registered.

return value: A MockSTDIN instance


MockSTDIN.send(data, encoding)

example

var stdin = require('mock-stdin').stdin();
stdin.send("Some text", "ascii");
stdin.send(Buffer("Some text", "Some optional encoding"));
stdin.send([
  "Array of lines",
  "  which are joined with a linefeed."
]);

// sending a null will trigger EOF and dispatch an 'end' event.
stdin.send(null);

Queue up data to be read by the stream. Results in data (and possibly end) events being dispatched.

parameters

  • data: A String, Buffer, Array<String>, or null. The data parameter will result in the default encoding if specified as a string or array of strings.
  • encoding: An optional encoding which is used when data is a String. Node.js's internal Readable Stream will convert the specified encoding into the output encoding, which is transcoded if necessary.

return value: The MockSTDIN instance, for chaining.


MockSTDIN.end()

example

var stdin = require('mock-stdin').stdin();
stdin.end();

Alias for MockSTDIN.send(null). Results in dispatching an end event.

return value: The MockSTDIN instance, for chaining.


MockSTDIN.restore()

example

var stdin = require('mock-stdin').stdin();
// process.stdin is now a mock stream
stdin.restore();
// process.stdin is returned to its original state

Restore the target of the mocked stream. If only a single mock stream is created, will restore the original stdin TTY stream. If multiple mock streams are created, it will restore the stream which was active at the time the mock was created.

return value: The MockSTDIN instance, for chaining.


MockSTDIN.reset(removeListeners)

example

var stdin = require('mock-stdin').stdin();
stdin.end();
stdin.reset();
stdin.send("some data");

Ordinarily, a Readable stream will throw when attempting to push after an EOF. This routine will reset the ended state of a Readable stream, preventing it from throwing post-EOF. This prevents being required to re-create a mock STDIN instance during certain tests where a fresh stdin is required.

If the removeListeners flag is set to true, all event listeners will also be reset. This is useful in cases where you need to emulate restarting an entire application, without fully re-creating the mock object.

parameters

  • removeListeners: Boolean value which, when set to true, will remove all event listeners attached to the stream.

return value: The MockSTDIN instance, for chaining.


LICENSE

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2014 Caitlin Potter & Contributors

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

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