GuidesReading files

Read a file to a Uint8Array with Bun

The Bun.file() function accepts a path and returns a BunFile instance. The BunFile class extends Blob and allows you to lazily read the file in a variety of formats.

To read the file into a Uint8Array instance, retrieve the contents of the BunFile with .bytes().

const path = "/path/to/package.json";
const file = Bun.file(path);

const byteArray = await file.bytes();

byteArray[0]; // first byteArray
byteArray.length; // length of byteArray

Refer to API > Binary data > Typed arrays for more information on working with Uint8Array and other binary data formats in Bun.