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The ultimate javascript content-type utility.

2.1.24  •  Updated 1 years ago  •  by jshttp  •  MIT License

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The ultimate javascript content-type utility.

Similar to the mime@1.x module, except:

  • No fallbacks. Instead of naively returning the first available type, mime-types simply returns false, so do var type = mime.lookup('unrecognized') || 'application/octet-stream'.
  • No new Mime() business, so you could do var lookup = require('mime-types').lookup.
  • No .define() functionality
  • Bug fixes for .lookup(path)

Otherwise, the API is compatible with mime 1.x.

Install

This is a Node.js module available through the npm registry. Installation is done using the npm install command:

$ npm install mime-types

Adding Types

All mime types are based on mime-db, so open a PR there if you’d like to add mime types.

API

var mime = require('mime-types')

All functions return false if input is invalid or not found.

mime.lookup(path)

Lookup the content-type associated with a file.

mime.lookup('json')             // 'application/json'
mime.lookup('.md')              // 'text/markdown'
mime.lookup('file.html')        // 'text/html'
mime.lookup('folder/file.js')   // 'application/javascript'
mime.lookup('folder/.htaccess') // false

mime.lookup('cats') // false

mime.contentType(type)

Create a full content-type header given a content-type or extension. When given an extension, mime.lookup is used to get the matching content-type, otherwise the given content-type is used. Then if the content-type does not already have a charset parameter, mime.charset is used to get the default charset and add to the returned content-type.

mime.contentType('markdown')  // 'text/x-markdown; charset=utf-8'
mime.contentType('file.json') // 'application/json; charset=utf-8'
mime.contentType('text/html') // 'text/html; charset=utf-8'
mime.contentType('text/html; charset=iso-8859-1') // 'text/html; charset=iso-8859-1'

// from a full path
mime.contentType(path.extname('/path/to/file.json')) // 'application/json; charset=utf-8'

mime.extension(type)

Get the default extension for a content-type.

mime.extension('application/octet-stream') // 'bin'

mime.charset(type)

Lookup the implied default charset of a content-type.

mime.charset('text/markdown') // 'UTF-8'

var type = mime.types[extension]

A map of content-types by extension.

[extensions…] = mime.extensions[type]

A map of extensions by content-type.

License

MIT

Popularity

Maintenance

Development

Last ver 1 year ago
Created 6 years ago
Last commit 1 month ago
6 days between commits

Technology

Node version: 8.15.1
15.9K unpacked

Compliance

MIT License
OSI Approved
0 vulnerabilities

Contributors

6 contributors
Douglas Christopher Wilson
Maintainer, 314 commits, 2 merges, 1 PRs
Fishrock123
Maintainer, 23 commits
Jonathan Ong
Maintainer, 8 commits
Works at houzz
Ilya Kantor
1 commits, 1 PRs
Thiago Delgado
1 commits, 1 PRs
Works at JoinColony
Pieter Heyvaert
1 commits, 1 PRs
Works at Ghent University - IDLab, imec

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