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read & write dat.json files





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read & write dat.json files. Uses toiletdb under the hood.

npm travis standard


npm install dat-json


var DatJSON = require('dat-json')

var datjson = DatJSON(archive)

await datjson.create({title: 'a dat', description: 'exciting'})


Write to a dat.json on the file system also:

var DatJSON = require('dat-json')

var datjson = DatJSON(archive, {file: path.join(dat.path, 'dat.json')})

await datjson.create({title: 'a dat', description: 'exciting'})

TODO: replace file option with hyperdrive indexing


var datjson = DatJSON(archive, [opts])

create a new datJson db


  • opts.file - dat.json file path, updates will be written to file system and archive

await datjson.create([data])

Create a new dat.json file in the archive with the default keys (url, title, description). Pass in any additional data to add on initial create.

await datjson.write(key, val) or await datjson.write(data)

Write a single key and value or an object, data, to the dat.json file. Use file option above to also update the file on the file system.

await datjson.delete(key)

Delete a key from the dat.json file.


Read the current dat.json.