Node.js – Buffer Length
Node.js – Buffer Length – To get Buffer length in Node.js, useBuffer.length property.
In this tutorial, we will learn how to find the length of a buffer, with the help of example programs.
The syntax to find length of Buffer is
Buffer.length returns the amount of memory allocated to the buffer in bytes.
length property of Buffer class is immutable.
Example 1 – Buffer created from a string
In this example, we will use Buffer.length to find the length of a Buffer, and then print the length to console.
const buf = Buffer.from('welcome to learn node.js'); var len = buf.length console.log(len)
$ node buffer-length.js 24
When buffer is created from the supplied string, it allocates those number of bytes as that of in the string, to the buffer.
Example 2 – Buffer created using alloc() method
In this example, buffer is allocated a specific number of bytes, and then data(not the size of buffer) is written to the buffer. We shall see what Buffer.length returns for this buffer.
const buf = Buffer.alloc(50); const bytesWritten = buf.write('welcome to learn node.js'); var len = buf.length console.log(len)
$ node buffer-length.js 50
It does not matter how many bytes you have overwritten from the allocated memory of buffer, but Buffer.length always returns the number of bytes allocated to the Buffer.
In this Node.js Tutorial, we have learnt to find the length of Buffer in Node.js.