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    lesscompile

    0.0.6 • Public • Published

    less-compiler

    The main purpose of the module is to compile your .less files automatically. It uses watchr to monitor a specific folder for changes and less for compilation. There are some other tools for the same purpose (less-middleware, less-watch) out there, but I needed completelly node based thingy - without the usage of the command line. I.e. something that I could add in my node project without the usage of express.

    Requirements

    NodeJS

    Installation

    npm install lesscompile
    

    Usage

    require("lesscompile").init({
        pathToWatch: [path to your less files],
        fileToCompile: [your main less file],
        destination: [.css file as a destination],
        watchForChanges: [true or false, true by default]
    });
    

    example:

    require("lesscompile").init({
        pathToWatch: __dirname + "/less",
        fileToCompile: __dirname + "/less/main.less",
        destination: __dirname + "/compiled/styles.css",
        watchForChanges: true
    });
    

    or with callback:

    require("lesscompile").init({
        pathToWatch: __dirname + "/less",
        fileToCompile: __dirname + "/less/main.less",
        destination: __dirname + "/compiled/styles.css"
    }).onCompile(function(css) {
        console.log("the compiled css: ", css);
    });
    

    If you need to know when the compiler started to watch:

    require("lesscompile").init({
        pathToWatch: __dirname + "/less",
        fileToCompile: __dirname + "/less/main.less",
        destination: __dirname + "/compiled/styles.css"
    }).ready(function() {
        console.log("I'm ready ...");
    });
    

    The usage of absolute paths is recommended.

    Keywords

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    Install

    npm i lesscompile

    DownloadsWeekly Downloads

    12

    Version

    0.0.6

    License

    BSD

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    Collaborators

    • krasimir