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Convert bytes to a human readable string: 1337 → 1.34 kB

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What is pretty-bytes?

The pretty-bytes npm package is a utility that converts bytes to a human-readable string. It takes a numeric value representing the number of bytes and returns a string with a more readable format, including the appropriate unit such as bytes, kilobytes, megabytes, etc.

What are pretty-bytes's main functionalities?

Convert bytes to a human-readable string

This feature allows you to convert a numeric value of bytes into a string that represents the size in a more understandable format, automatically choosing the right unit.

const prettyBytes = require('pretty-bytes');
console.log(prettyBytes(1024)); // '1 kB'

Convert bytes to a human-readable string with options

This feature allows you to specify options such as using binary (IEC) units instead of metric (SI) units, which changes the way the units are calculated and displayed.

const prettyBytes = require('pretty-bytes');
console.log(prettyBytes(1000, {binary: true})); // '1000 B'
console.log(prettyBytes(1024, {binary: true})); // '1 KiB'

Locale support

This feature allows you to format the number using a locale string, which affects the output by using the appropriate decimal separator and grouping for the specified locale.

const prettyBytes = require('pretty-bytes');
console.log(prettyBytes(123456789, {locale: 'de'})); // '123,5 MB'

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pretty-bytes

Convert bytes to a human readable string: 13371.34 kB

Useful for displaying file sizes for humans.

Note that it uses base-10 (e.g. kilobyte). Read about the difference between kilobyte and kibibyte.

Install

npm install pretty-bytes

Usage

import prettyBytes from 'pretty-bytes';

prettyBytes(1337);
//=> '1.34 kB'

prettyBytes(100);
//=> '100 B'

// Display with units of bits
prettyBytes(1337, {bits: true});
//=> '1.34 kbit'

// Display file size differences
prettyBytes(42, {signed: true});
//=> '+42 B'

// Localized output using German locale
prettyBytes(1337, {locale: 'de'});
//=> '1,34 kB'

API

prettyBytes(number, options?)

number

Type: number

The number to format.

options

Type: object

signed

Type: boolean
Default: false

Include plus sign for positive numbers. If the difference is exactly zero a space character will be prepended instead for better alignment.

bits

Type: boolean
Default: false

Format the number as bits instead of bytes. This can be useful when, for example, referring to bit rate.

binary

Type: boolean
Default: false

Format the number using the Binary Prefix instead of the SI Prefix. This can be useful for presenting memory amounts. However, this should not be used for presenting file sizes.

locale

Type: boolean | string
Default: false (No localization)

Important: Only the number and decimal separator are localized. The unit title is not and will not be localized.

  • If true: Localize the output using the system/browser locale.
  • If string: Expects a BCP 47 language tag (For example: en, de, …)
  • If string[]: Expects a list of BCP 47 language tags (For example: en, de, …)
minimumFractionDigits

Type: number
Default: undefined

The minimum number of fraction digits to display.

If neither minimumFractionDigits or maximumFractionDigits are set, the default behavior is to round to 3 significant digits.

import prettyBytes from 'pretty-bytes';

// Show the number with at least 3 fractional digits
prettyBytes(1900, {minimumFractionDigits: 3});
//=> '1.900 kB'

prettyBytes(1900);
//=> '1.9 kB'
maximumFractionDigits

Type: number
Default: undefined

The maximum number of fraction digits to display.

If neither minimumFractionDigits or maximumFractionDigits are set, the default behavior is to round to 3 significant digits.

import prettyBytes from 'pretty-bytes';

// Show the number with at most 1 fractional digit
prettyBytes(1920, {maximumFractionDigits: 1});
//=> '1.9 kB'

prettyBytes(1920);
//=> '1.92 kB'
space

Type: boolean
Default: true

Put a space between the number and unit.

import prettyBytes from 'pretty-bytes';

prettyBytes(1920, {space: false});
//=> '1.9kB'

prettyBytes(1920);
//=> '1.92 kB'

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Last updated on 16 Jul 2023

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