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connect middleware to serve compiled less files


Express middleware to compile less files without littering up the file system with a lot of junk.

var lessify = require('lessify-middleware');
var express = require('express');
var app = express();
// provide compiled version of '.less' files in the directory 
app.use('/style', lessify('/style/dir'));
// provide a compiled version of a particular file 
app.use('/file.css', lessify('source/file.less'));

Return middleware to serve a compiled version of the file.

Return middleware to serve compiled versions of all files in the directory.

The options passed to the middleware function will override the default settings:

The cache settings controls the cache control header and in-memory caching of the compilation results. If this is false or null, no caching will be done and no cache headers sent. Otherwise the compilation will be cached and the this header will determine the 'Cache-Control' header.

Passed to the less compiler to control the compression.

Control if the gzip transfer encoding is enabled.

Passed to the less compiler to control the search path.

  cache: process.env.NODE_ENV === 'production',
  compress: process.env.NODE_ENV === 'production',
  paths: null,
  gzip: true,