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Node.js Stream writable.writableEnded Property

  • Last Updated : 12 Oct, 2021

The writable.writableEnded property is an inbuilt application programming interface of Stream module which is used to check the writable.end() method is being called or not.

Syntax:

writable.writableEnded 

Return Value: It returns true if writable.end() method is being called before otherwise returns false.

Below examples illustrate the use of writable.writableEnded property in Node.js:

Example 1:






// Node.js program to demonstrate the     
// writable.writableEnded Property
  
// Accessing stream module
const stream = require('stream');
  
// Creating a stream and creating 
// a write function
const writable = new stream.Writable({
  
  // Write function with its 
  // parameters
  write: function(chunk, encoding, next) {
  
    // Converting the chunk of
    // data to string
    console.log(chunk.toString());
    next();
  }
});
  
// Writing data
writable.write('hi');
  
// Again writing some data
writable.write('GFG');
  
// Calling end function
writable.end();
  
// Calling writable.writableEnded
// Property
writable.writableEnded;
  
// Calling destroy function
//to display output
writable.destroy();

Output:

hi
GFG
Writable {
  _writableState:
   WritableState {     objectMode: false,
     highWaterMark: 16384,
     finalCalled: false,
     needDrain: false,
     ending: true,
     ended: true,
     finished: false,
     destroyed: true,
     decodeStrings: true,
     defaultEncoding: 'utf8',
     length: 0,
     writing: false,
     corked: 0,
     sync: false,
     bufferProcessing: false,
     onwrite: [Function: bound onwrite],
     writecb: null,
     writelen: 0,
     bufferedRequest: null,
     lastBufferedRequest: null,
     pendingcb: 2,
     prefinished: true,
     errorEmitted: false,
     emitClose: true,
     autoDestroy: false,
     bufferedRequestCount: 0,
     corkedRequestsFree:
      { next: null,
        entry: null,
        finish: [Function: bound onCorkedFinish] } },
  writable: false,
  _write: [Function: write],
  domain: null,
  _events: [Object: null prototype] {},
  _eventsCount: 0,
  _maxListeners: undefined }

Here, you can see that the ended property in the above example is being set to true.

Example 2:




// Node.js program to demonstrate the     
// writable.writableEnded Property
  
// Accessing stream module
const stream = require('stream');
  
// Creating a stream and creating 
// a write function
const writable = new stream.Writable({
  
  // Write function with its 
  // parameters
  write: function(chunk, encoding, next) {
  
    // Converting the chunk of
    // data to string
    console.log(chunk.toString());
    next();
  }
});
  
// Writing data
writable.write('hi');
  
// Again writing some data
writable.write('GFG');
  
// Calling writable.writableEnded
// Property
writable.writableEnded;
  
// Calling destroy function
//to display output
writable.destroy();

Output:

hi
GFG
Writable {
  _writableState:   WritableState {
     objectMode: false,
     highWaterMark: 16384,
     finalCalled: false,
     needDrain: false,
     ending: false,
     ended: false,
     finished: false,
     destroyed: true,
     decodeStrings: true,
     defaultEncoding: 'utf8',
     length: 0,
     writing: false,
     corked: 0,
     sync: false,
     bufferProcessing: false,
     onwrite: [Function: bound onwrite],
     writecb: null,
     writelen: 0,
     bufferedRequest: null,
     lastBufferedRequest: null,
     pendingcb: 2,
     prefinished: false,
     errorEmitted: false,
     emitClose: true,
     autoDestroy: false,
     bufferedRequestCount: 0,
     corkedRequestsFree:
      { next: null,
        entry: null,
        finish: [Function: bound onCorkedFinish] } },
  writable: true,
  _write: [Function: write],
  domain: null,
  _events: [Object: null prototype] {},
  _eventsCount: 0,
  _maxListeners: undefined }

In the above example the ended property is set to false because writable.end() method is not called before calling the writable.writableEnded property.

Reference: https://nodejs.org/api/stream.html#stream_writable_writableended




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