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    grunt-less is no longer being maintained and it will not be compatible with grunt 0.4. Replacing your dependency of grunt-less with grunt-contrib-less is highly encouraged.


    0.1.7 • Public • Published

    build status grunt-less (deprecated)

    This grunt plugin has been deprecated. If you're looking for a less grunt plugin, check out grunt-contrib-less.

    Getting Started

    Install this grunt plugin next to your project's grunt.js gruntfile with: npm install grunt-less

    Then add this line to your project's grunt.js gruntfile:



    This task is a multi task, meaning that grunt will automatically iterate over all less targets if a target is not specified.

    Target Properties

    • src(required): The LESS file(s) to be compiled. Can be either a string or an array of strings. If more than one LESS file is provided, each LESS file will be compiled individually and then concatenated together.
    • dest(required): The path where the output from the LESS compilation should be placed. Must be a string as there can be only one destination.
    • options(optional): An object of LESS options. As of right now, the only options supported are compress and yuicompress.


    // project configuration
      less: {
        signup: {
          src: 'signup.less',
          dest: 'signup.css'
        homepage: {
          src: ['banner.less', 'app.less'],
          dest: 'homepage.css',
          options: {
            yuicompress: true
        all: {
          src: '*.less',
          dest: 'all.css',
          options: {
            compress: true


    In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Lint and test your code using grunt.

    Release History

    • 08/28/2012 - 0.1.6: Remove grunt as a dependency.
    • 06/14/2012 - 0.1.5: Added test cases.
    • 04/08/2012 - 0.1.4: Refactored the code to make the helper function more usable.
    • 04/08/2012 - 0.1.3: Added gruntplugin keyword to be consistent with other plugins.
    • 04/05/2012 - 0.1.2: Added support for wildcard patterns and normalizing linefeeds for concatenation.
    • 04/04/2012 - 0.1.1: Checking to see if the src and dest properties are defined. Also now accept a string for src and not just an array of strings.
    • 04/04/2012 - 0.1.0: Initial release.


    Copyright (c) 2012 Jake Harding
    Licensed under the MIT license.




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