Another .less file watcher, but this time with:
- Dependency tracking (if a file imported by other files changes, they get compiled).
- Cross-platform notifications via node-notifier (a notification with summary shows up after each time something is compiled).
$ npm install autoless -g $ autoless --help Usage: autoless [options] <source_dir> [destination_dir] Options: -h, --help output usage information --interval <ms> How often files are checked for changes --no-watch Compile what needs to be compiled and exit --no-notify Do not send any notifications --no-sound Do not play a sound with error notifications --source-map Generate source map files next to css files --autoprefix <browsers> Browserslist query, e.g. '> 1%, last 2 versions' --compile-imports Compile imported files, not just the files that import them
Pausing and resuming
You can pause watching files by creating a .lessignore file in your source directory (the one with .less files). When the file is removed, watching is resumed.
You can use that e.g. in Git's
post-rewrite hooks to
avoid confusing Git when rebasing.