wlessc is a simple command line tool to quickly watch and compile .less files
when you don't have time or just don't want to set up a grunt/gulp/whatever build
task for that (or worse, doing
lessc style.less > style.css after every change).
You will have your output .css file in the same directory, with the same base name -just like GUI tools do by default.
It uses the output from LESS to find
@import'ed files and watches those too,
so it's not that dumb.
npm install -g wlessc
wlessc [<input>] [--output <path>] [--prefix-browsers <expr>|--no-prefix] [--no-compact] [--once]
<input> Input file. It can be a LESS or CSS file. If omitted, ./style.less is used. --output <path> Custom output file path. --prefix-browsers <expr> Comma-separated expressions to set custom browser support. See https://github.com/ai/browserslist. --no-prefix Omit prefixing. --no-compact Omit minification and other optimizations. --once Compile once and exit.
# Will watch ./style.less wlessc # Will watch path/to/style.less wlessc path/to/style.less # Will watch path/to/style.css, omitting LESS compilation # and using .min.css as default output extension wlessc path/to/style.css # Will output to custom path/to/output.css wlessc --output path/to/output.css # Sets custom browser support for Autoprefixer wlessc --prefix-browsers "last 1 version" wlessc --prefix-browsers "last 5 version, > 1%" # Turns off Autoprefixer wlessc --no-prefix # Turns off cssnano optimizations wlessc --no-compact # Turns off watching at all, exiting after compiling wlessc --once
wlessc +0.3 uses the Autoprefixer library to add vendor prefixes to LESS output. This is on by default, but it can be tweaked or turned off.
wlessc +0.4.3 uses the cssnano library to remove whitespace and apply other optimizations to reduce file size.
wlessc 0.5.0 updates all of its dependencies, and makes sure cssnano optimizations don't mess with authored unit or color values.
wlessc 0.6.0 updates all of its dependencies, allows to be used with a plain CSS
file for its Autoprefixer/cssnano goodies while skipping LESS compilation, and
This was done out of necessity in daily work, and it just does what I need it to do. Don't expect much from it.