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Node.js fs.createWriteStream() Method

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  • Last Updated : 15 May, 2022

The createWriteStream() method is an inbuilt application programming interface of fs module which allows to quickly make a writable stream for the purpose of writing data to a file. This method may be a smarter option compared to methods like fs.writeFile when it comes to very large amounts of data.


fs.createWriteStream( path, options )

Parameters: This method accept two parameters as mentioned above and described below:

  • path: This parameter holds the path of the file where to read the file. It can be String, Buffer or URL.
  • options: It is an optional parameter that holds string or object.

Return Value: This method returns the fs.writeStream object.

Following example illustrates the createWriteStream() method in Node.js:

Example 1: This example uses fs.createWriteStream() method to write some content into the file.


// Node.js program to demonstrate the 
// fs.createWriteStream() method 
// Include fs module 
let fs = require('fs'), 
// Use fs.createWriteStream() method 
// to write the file 
let writer = fs.createWriteStream('test_gfg.txt'
// Read and display the file data on console 


test_gfg.txt file data:

Example 2:  Piping from readable streams.


// Node.js program to demonstrate the  
// fs.createWriteStream() method 
// Include fs module 
let fs = require('fs');
let writer = fs.createWriteStream('test_gfg.txt', {
        flags: 'w'
// Use fs.createReadStream() method 
// to read the file 
let reader = fs.createReadStream('test_gfg.txt')

With writable streams such as the streams created with fs.createWriteStream, data can be piped from a readable stream.

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