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    A thin wrapper around node-sass executable to use chokidar instead of Gaze when watching files.

    All the functionality of the node-sass executable is still intact, the only difference being chokidar instead of Gaze for watching files.

    Why? Because Gaze in docker and various virtual machines uses a lot of resources whereas chokidar does not. Read about the advantages of chokidar

    When using node-sass --watch in docker for mac you will get really high CPU usage with com.docker.hyperkit and com.docker.osxfs (I've seen reports of up to 300%). The cause of this is the node-sass dependency on Gaze. This package fixes this issue by using chokidar with node-sass instead of Gaze.


    # Build a directory
    node-sass-chokidar ./src -o ./build
    # Watch a directory:
    node-sass-chokidar ./src -o ./build --watch
    # Watch a directory, don't perform an initial build until a change has occured:
    node-sass-chokidar ./src -o ./build --watch --skip-initial
    # Watch a directory, include node_modules import path so we can import from there e.g. @import 'bulma/bulma.sass';
    node-sass-chokidar --include-path ./node_modules/ ./src -o ./src --watch
    # Build a file
    node-sass-chokidar ./src/index.scss ./build/index.css
    # Watch a single file and don't perform an initial build until a change has occured:
    node-sass-chokidar ./src/index.scss ./build/index.css --watch --skip-initial


        -w, --watch                Watch a directory or file,
        -m, --match-regex          Only watches files in a directory that match the regular expression,
        -o, --output               Output directory,
        -x, --omit-source-map-url  Omit source map URL comment from output,
        -i, --indented-syntax      Treat data from stdin as sass code (versus scss),
        -q, --quiet                Suppress log output except on error,
        -v, --version              Prints version info,
        --skip-initial             Skips initial build when passing the --watch flag,
        --output-style             CSS output style (nested | expanded | compact | compressed),
        --indent-type              Indent type for output CSS (space | tab),
        --indent-width             Indent width; number of spaces or tabs (maximum value: 10),
        --linefeed                 Linefeed style (cr | crlf | lf | lfcr),
        --source-comments          Include debug info in output,
        --source-map               Emit source map,
        --source-map-contents      Embed include contents in map,
        --source-map-embed         Embed sourceMappingUrl as data URI,
        --source-map-root          Base path, will be emitted in source-map as is,
        --include-path             Path to look for imported files,
        --follow                   Follow symlinked directories,
        --precision                The amount of precision allowed in decimal numbers,
        --error-bell               Output a bell character on errors,
        --importer                 Path to .js file containing custom importer,
        --functions                Path to .js file containing custom functions,
        --use-polling              Watch using polling (chokidar's polling option),
        --help                     Print usage info


    Feel free.


    npm i @leeight/node-sass-chokidar

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