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caver.ipfs
caver.ipfs is a package that provides functionality related to IPFS (InterPlanetary File System).
NOTE caver.ipfs is supported since caver-js v1.5.4.

caver.ipfs.setIPFSNode

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caver.ipfs.setIPFSNode(host, port, ssl)
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Initializes a connection with an IPFS Node. When an IPFS Node information is set through this function, you can upload files to IPFS or load files from IPFS.
Parameters
Name
Type
Description
host
string
The IPFS Node url to connect with.
port
number
The port number to use.
ssl
boolean
If true, the https protocol is used. Otherwise, the http protocol is used.
Return Value
None
Example
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> caver.ipfs.setIPFSNode('localhost', 5001, false)
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caver.ipfs.add

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caver.ipfs.add(data)
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Adds a file to IPFS. The CID(Content Identifier) of the uploaded file is returned.
If the path of a file is passed, the contents of the file are loaded from the path and uploaded to IPFS. If a buffer is passed, it is uploaded to IPFS directly.
Parameters
Name
Type
Description
data
string | Buffer | ArrayBuffer
The path string of a file or a buffer to add to IPFS.
NOTE Buffer is supported since caver-js v1.5.5.
Return Value
Promise returns string
Type
Description
string
The CID(Content Identifier) of the uploaded file.
Example
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// Adds a file with path string.
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> caver.ipfs.add('./test.txt')
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Qmd9thymMS6mejhEDZfwXPowSDunzgma9ex4ezpCSRZGwC
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// Adds a file with Buffer containing the contents of the file.
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> caver.ipfs.add(Buffer.from('test data'))
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QmWmsL95CYvci8JiortAMhezezr8BhAwAVohVUSJBcZcBL
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caver.ipfs.get

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caver.ipfs.get(hash)
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Returns a file addressed by a valid IPFS path.
Parameters
Name
Type
Description
hash
string
An CID(Content Identifier) of the file to download.
Return Value
Promise returns Buffer
Type
Description
Buffer
The content of the file.
Example
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> caver.ipfs.get('Qmd9thymMS6mejhEDZfwXPowSDunzgma9ex4ezpCSRZGwC')
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<Buffer 74 65 73 74 20 64 61 74 61 20 66 6f 72 20 49 50 46 53>
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caver.ipfs.toHex

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caver.ipfs.toHex(hash)
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Parameters
Name
Type
Description
hash
string
Return Value
Type
Description
string
The Multihash string.
Example
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> caver.ipfs.toHex('Qmd9thymMS6mejhEDZfwXPowSDunzgma9ex4ezpCSRZGwC')
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0x1220dc1dbe0bcf1e5f6cce80bd3d7e7d873801c5a1732add889c0f25391d53470dc3
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caver.ipfs.fromHex

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caver.ipfs.fromHex(hash)
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Parameters
Name
Type
Description
hash
string
A Multihash to convert.
Return Value
Type
Description
Example
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> caver.ipfs.fromHex('0x1220dc1dbe0bcf1e5f6cce80bd3d7e7d873801c5a1732add889c0f25391d53470dc3')
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Qmd9thymMS6mejhEDZfwXPowSDunzgma9ex4ezpCSRZGwC
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