autoless

Another .less files watcher, but this time with growl notifications

autoless

Another .less file watcher, but this time with:

  • Dependency tracking (if a file imported by other files changes, they get compiled).
  • Growl notifications (a notification with summary shows up after each time something is compiled).
$ npm install autoless -g
$ autoless --help

  Usage: autoless [options] <source_dir> [destination_dir]

  Options:

    -h, --help               output usage information
    --interval <ms>          How often files are checked for changes
    --no-watch               Compile what needs to be compiled and exit
    --source-map             Generate source map files next to css files
    --autoprefix <browsers>  Browserslist query, e.g. '> 1%, last 2 versions'

You can pause watching files by creating a .lessignore file in your source directory (the one with .less files). When the file is removed, watching is resumed.

You can use that e.g. in Git's pre-rebase and post-rewrite hooks to avoid confusing Git when rebasing.