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uint8arrays

Utility methods for dealing with Uint8Arrays

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Uint8Arrays

Some utility functions to make dealing with Uint8Arrays more pleasant.

API

compare(a, b)

Compare two Uint8Arrays

Example

import { compare } from 'uint8arrays/compare'

const arrays = [
  Uint8Array.from([3, 4, 5]),
  Uint8Array.from([0, 1, 2])
]

const sorted = arrays.sort(compare)

console.info(sorted)
// [
//    Uint8Array[0, 1, 2]
//    Uint8Array[3, 4, 5]
// ]

concat(arrays, [length])

Concatenate one or more array-likes and return a Uint8Array with their contents.

If you know the length of the arrays, pass it as a second parameter, otherwise it will be calculated by traversing the list of arrays.

Example

import { concat } from 'uint8arrays/concat'

const arrays = [
  Uint8Array.from([0, 1, 2]),
  Uint8Array.from([3, 4, 5])
]

const all = concat(arrays, 6)

console.info(all)
// Uint8Array[0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

equals(a, b)

Returns true if the two arrays are the same array or if they have the same length and contents.

Example

import { equals } from 'uint8arrays/equals'

const a = Uint8Array.from([0, 1, 2])
const b = Uint8Array.from([3, 4, 5])
const c = Uint8Array.from([0, 1, 2])

console.info(equals(a, b)) // false
console.info(equals(a, c)) // true
console.info(equals(a, a)) // true

fromString(string, encoding = 'utf8')

Returns a new Uint8Array created from the passed string and interpreted as the passed encoding.

Supports utf8 and any of the multibase encodings as implemented by the multiformats module.

Example

import { fromString } from 'uint8arrays/from-string'

console.info(fromString('hello world')) // Uint8Array[104, 101 ...
console.info(fromString('00010203aabbcc', 'base16')) // Uint8Array[0, 1 ...
console.info(fromString('AAECA6q7zA', 'base64')) // Uint8Array[0, 1 ...
console.info(fromString('01234', 'ascii')) // Uint8Array[48, 49 ...

toString(array, encoding = 'utf8')

Returns a string created from the passed Uint8Array in the passed encoding.

Supports utf8 and any of the multibase encodings as implemented by the multiformats module.

Example

import { toString } from 'uint8arrays/to-string'

console.info(toString(Uint8Array.from([104, 101...]))) // 'hello world'
console.info(toString(Uint8Array.from([0, 1, 2...]), 'base16')) // '00010203aabbcc'
console.info(toString(Uint8Array.from([0, 1, 2...]), 'base64')) // 'AAECA6q7zA'
console.info(toString(Uint8Array.from([48, 49, 50...]), 'ascii')) // '01234'

xor(a, b)

Returns a Uint8Array containing a and b xored together.

Example

import { xor } from 'uint8arrays/xor'

console.info(xor(Uint8Array.from([1, 0]), Uint8Array.from([0, 1]))) // Uint8Array[1, 1]

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