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Project: vfile/vfile

Package: vfile@4.2.1

  1. Dependencies: 0·Dependents: 125
  2. Virtual file format for text processing
  1. remark 184
  2. rehype 71
  3. file 31
  4. retext 31
  5. virtual 20
  6. vfile 18
  7. text 16
  8. message 8
  9. processing 3
  10. warning 3
  11. error 3

vfile

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vfile is a small and browser friendly virtual file format that tracks metadata (such as a file’s path and contents) and messages.

It was made specifically for unified and generally for the common task of parsing, transforming, and serializing data, where vfile handles everything about the document being compiled. This is useful for example when building linters, compilers, static site generators, or other build tools. vfile is part of the unified collective.

vfile is different from the excellent vinyl in that it has a smaller API, a smaller size, and focuses on messages.

Contents

Install

npm:

npm install vfile

Use

var vfile = require('vfile')

var file = vfile({path: '~/example.txt', contents: 'Alpha *braavo* charlie.'})

file.path // => '~/example.txt'
file.dirname // => '~'

file.extname = '.md'

file.basename // => 'example.md'

file.basename = 'index.text'

file.history // => ['~/example.txt', '~/example.md', '~/index.text']

file.message('`braavo` is misspelt; did you mean `bravo`?', {
  line: 1,
  column: 8
})

console.log(file.messages)

Yields:

[ { [~/index.text:1:8: `braavo` is misspelt; did you mean `bravo`?]
    message: '`braavo` is misspelt; did you mean `bravo`?',
    name: '~/index.text:1:8',
    file: '~/index.text',
    reason: '`braavo` is misspelt; did you mean `bravo`?',
    line: 1,
    column: 8,
    location: { start: [Object], end: [Object] },
    ruleId: null,
    source: null,
    fatal: false } ]

API

VFile(options?)

Create a new virtual file. If options is string or Buffer, treats it as {contents: options}. If options is a VFile, returns it. All other options are set on the newly created vfile.

Path related properties are set in the following order (least specific to most specific): history, path, basename, stem, extname, dirname.

It’s not possible to set either dirname or extname without setting either history, path, basename, or stem as well.

Example
vfile()
vfile('console.log("alpha");')
vfile(Buffer.from('exit 1'))
vfile({path: path.join(__dirname, 'readme.md')})
vfile({stem: 'readme', extname: '.md', dirname: __dirname})
vfile({other: 'properties', are: 'copied', ov: {e: 'r'}})

vfile.contents

Buffer, string, null — Raw value.

vfile.cwd

string — Base of path. Defaults to process.cwd().

vfile.path

string? — Path of vfile. Cannot be nullified.

vfile.basename

string? — Current name (including extension) of vfile. Cannot contain path separators. Cannot be nullified either (use file.path = file.dirname instead).

vfile.stem

string? — Name (without extension) of vfile. Cannot be nullified, and cannot contain path separators.

vfile.extname

string? — Extension (with dot) of vfile. Cannot be set if there’s no path yet and cannot contain path separators.

vfile.dirname

string? — Path to parent directory of vfile. Cannot be set if there’s no path yet.

vfile.history

Array.<string> — List of file-paths the file moved between.

vfile.messages

Array.<VMessage> — List of messages associated with the file.

vfile.data

Object — Place to store custom information. It’s OK to store custom data directly on the vfile, moving it to data gives a little more privacy.

VFile#toString(encoding?)

Convert contents of vfile to string. When contents is a Buffer, encoding is a character encoding to understand doc as (string, default: 'utf8').

VFile#message(reason[, position][, origin])

Associates a message with the file, where fatal is set to false. Constructs a new VMessage and adds it to vfile.messages.

Returns

VMessage.

VFile#info(reason[, position][, origin])

Associates an informational message with the file, where fatal is set to null. Calls #message() internally.

Returns

VMessage.

VFile#fail(reason[, position][, origin])

Associates a fatal message with the file, then immediately throws it. Note: fatal errors mean a file is no longer processable. Calls #message() internally.

Throws

VMessage.

List of utilities

The following list of projects includes tools for working with virtual files. See unist for projects that work with nodes.

Reporters

The following list of projects show linting results for given virtual files. Reporters must accept Array.<VFile> as their first argument, and return string. Reporters may accept other values too, in which case it’s suggested to stick to vfile-reporters interface.

Contribute

See contributing.md in vfile/.github for ways to get started. See support.md for ways to get help. Ideas for new utilities and tools can be posted in vfile/ideas.

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Acknowledgments

The initial release of this project was authored by @wooorm.

Thanks to @contra, @phated, and others for their work on Vinyl, which was a huge inspiration.

Thanks to @brendo, @shinnn, @KyleAMathews, @sindresorhus, and @denysdovhan for contributing commits since!

License

MIT © Titus Wormer