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This is a super thin wrapper around through2 for creating simple 'terminus' streams, that do nothing but look at the chunk received.

This module is heavily based on Bryce B. Baril's through2-spy, with the .push call removed. Why? So that you can have the same functionality at the end of a pipeline, without buffering everything up. It was originally written to help implement progress events in bhttp. If you were to just use through2-spy for this, then this would happen.

Pass a function to run as each chunk goes through your stream pipeline. Return an Error to abort the pipeline.

var sink = require("through2-sink")

var count = 0
var countChunks = sink(function (chunk) {

// vs. with through2:
var countChunks = through2(function (chunk, encoding, callback) {
  return callback()

// Then use your sink:

// Additionally accepts `wantStrings` argument to conver buffers into strings
var nsaregex = /(open source)|(foss)|(node\.js)|(mods are asleep)|(post sinks)/i
var prizm = sink({wantStrings: true}, function (str) {
  var buggyWiretap = str.match(nsaregex)
  if (buggyWiretap) {
    this.emit("OMGTERRIST", buggyWiretap[0], str)

prizm.on("OMGTERRIST", sendDrone(/* ... */))

internet.pipe(prizm) // can't have the terrists getting their packets!

// Return an Error to abort the pipeline
var Meter = sink.ctor({maxBytes: 1024, bytes: 0}, function (chunk) {
  this.options.bytes += chunk.length
  if (this.options.bytes >= this.options.maxBytes) return new Error("Over 1024 byte limit!")

var meter = new Meter()


require("through2-sink")([options], fn)

Create a through2-sink instance that will call fn(chunk) and then silently pass through data downstream.

require("through2-sink").ctor([options], fn)

Create a through2-sink Type that can be instantiated via new Type() or Type() to create reusable sinks.

require("through2-sink").obj([options], fn)

Create a through2-sink that defaults to objectMode = true.

require("through2-sink").objCtor([options], fn)

Create a through2-sink Type that defaults to objectMode = true.


  • wantStrings: Automatically call chunk.toString() for the super lazy.
  • all other through2 options