Straightforward command line tool to watch a single .less file for compiling


wless 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 AST from LESS to find @import'ed files and watches those too, so it's not that dumb.

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.

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.

npm install -g wlessc

# will watch ./style.less

# will watch path/to/style.less
wlessc path/to/style.less

# sets custom browser support for autoprefixer
wlessc --prefix-browsers "Firefox 5"
wlessc --prefix-browsers "last 1 version, > 1%, Explorer 7"

# turns off autoprefixer
wlessc --no-prefix