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Programming language: JavaScript
License: MIT License
Tags: HTTP     URL     Extract     Request     Download    
Latest version: v8.0.0

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Download and extract files

See download-cli for the command-line version.

Install

$ npm install download

Usage

const fs = require('fs');
const download = require('download');

(async () => {
    await download('http://unicorn.com/foo.jpg', 'dist');

    fs.writeFileSync('dist/foo.jpg', await download('http://unicorn.com/foo.jpg'));

    download('unicorn.com/foo.jpg').pipe(fs.createWriteStream('dist/foo.jpg'));

    await Promise.all([
        'unicorn.com/foo.jpg',
        'cats.com/dancing.gif'
    ].map(url => download(url, 'dist')));
})();

Proxies

To work with proxies, read the got documentation.

API

download(url, destination?, options?)

Returns both a Promise<Buffer> and a Duplex stream with additional events.

url

Type: string

URL to download.

destination

Type: string

Path to where your file will be written.

options

Type: Object

Same options as got and decompress in addition to the ones below.

extract

Type: boolean Default: false

If set to true, try extracting the file using decompress.

filename

Type: string

Name of the saved file.