log-update
Log by overwriting the previous output in the terminal. Useful for rendering progress bars, animations, etc.
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log-update

Log by overwriting the previous output in the terminal.
Useful for rendering progress bars, animations, etc.

Install

npm install log-update

Usage

import logUpdate from 'log-update';

const frames = ['-', '\\', '|', '/'];
let index = 0;

setInterval(() => {
	const frame = frames[index = ++index % frames.length];

	logUpdate(
`
        ♥♥
   ${frame} unicorns ${frame}
        ♥♥
`
	);
}, 80);

API

logUpdate(text…)

Log to stdout.

logUpdate.clear()

Clear the logged output.

logUpdate.done()

Persist the logged output.

Useful if you want to start a new log session below the current one.

logUpdateStderr(text…)

Log to stderr.

logUpdateStderr.clear()

logUpdateStderr.done()

createLogUpdate(stream, options?)

Get a logUpdate method that logs to the specified stream.

options

Type: object

showCursor

Type: boolean
Default: false

Show the cursor. This can be useful when a CLI accepts input from a user.

import logUpdate from 'log-update';

// Write output but don't hide the cursor
const log = logUpdate.create(process.stdout, {
	showCursor: true
});

Examples

  • listr - Uses this module to render an interactive task list
  • ora - Uses this module to render awesome spinners
  • speed-test - Uses this module to render a spinner

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