Version: 1.0.2
Creator: Markus Madeja
Development: 2018-06-01 – 2020-07-19
Weekly downloads: 376
License: MIT


A cache for async-functions. It also works for non-async functions. It's even possible to enable a LRU-algorithm.

How to install

npm i await-cache

How to use

Simply surround the async function you want to cache. In this example fetch is a function that loads a file.

const cachify = require('await-cache');

const cachedFetch = cachify(/* function to cache: */fetch, /* cache-time in milliseconds: */ 1000 * 60 * 60)

async function test() {
  try {
    const data1 = await cachedFetch('') // will do the real fetch and cache it for an hour
    const data2 = await cachedFetch('') // will instantly return the cached value
    const data3 = await cachedFetch('') // will fetch a different result and cache it for an hour
  } catch(e) {
    // fetch throw an error

Second argument can be the cache-time in milliseconds or an object of options. With setting the maxSize-option you enable the LRU-Cache:

const cachify = require('await-cache');

const cachedFunc = cachify(async (filename) => {
  let data = await fetch(filename)
  return JSON.parse(data)
}, {
  maxAge: 60 * 60 * 1000, // cache for an hour
  maxSize: 2, // enable LRU-cache. Only cache the last 2 used files. The cache will never save more that the result of 2 different arguments. 
  serialize: (args) => JSON.stringify(args) // use a special argument-serialize-function

The default serialisation for the arguments uses JSON.stringify. So you will have to write a custom serialisation if you want to use functions or complex objects as arguments.