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Race condition in document generation.

See original GitHub issue

I just started using the PDFKit. The following works after calling “doc.end()”:

// ... doc.end()
setTimeout(() => {`www/${fileName}`);
    }, 3000);

but this returns an empty file:

// ... doc.end()`www/${fileName}`);

It appears that doc.end() is a synchronous function. Am I missing an async call, or is it a race condition on the disk?

If I try to read the file from disk immediately after calling doc.end() using fs, I get an empty file then also.


Issue Analytics

  • State:open
  • Created 6 years ago
  • Comments:6 (1 by maintainers)

github_iconTop GitHub Comments

alafrcommented, Dec 26, 2017

It is asynchronous:

var doc = new PDFDocument();
var stream = fs.createWriteStream('file.pdf');
stream.on('finish', function() {
  // The file is ready

See also issues #642, #633, #525 and #265

fabltdcommented, Mar 2, 2022

Yes it has PNG images

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