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Node.js Buffer.from() Method

❮ Buffer Module


Example

Creates a new buffer filled with the letters 'abc':

var buf = Buffer.from('abc');

console.log(buf);
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Definition and Usage

The Buffer.from() method creates a new buffer filled with the specified string, array, or buffer.


Syntax

Buffer.from(obj, encoding);

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
obj Required. An object to fill the buffer with. Legal object types:
String
Array
Buffer
arrayBuffer
encoding Optional. If the object is a string, this parameter is used to specify its encoding. Default "utf8"

Technical Details

Return Value: A buffer object
Node.js Version: 5.10.0

❮ Buffer Module