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CSS Sass Basics (retired) Getting Started with Sass Installing and Using Sass

Ruby console does not detect changes

Hi there! I have just started learning Sass, and I have already got issues xD I downloaded ruby console, which seems working fine, and I use Notepad++ text editor. I created a simple scss file, opened it in the console ( sass test.scss), without running into problems. When I start watching it, though ( sass --watch . ), the console does not detect changes I make to the scss. I tried to google it, but could not find any helpful answer. P.s. when I close and reopen files (scss and its output css) in the text editor, changes then appear. How can I make it work???

4 Answers

Danielle Hill
Danielle Hill
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I just solved this same problem. I created test.scss on my Desktop and although I was in that directory on the command line my changes were not detected. I tried creating a folder called Sass on my Desktop, changing my directory to that folder and creating a test2.scss file. When I executed the "sass --watch ." command it worked! I can't explain it why it worked (I wish I could), but it's worth a try. Good luck!

I know this is probably NOT the answer but are you saving the files? Are you making changes to the right ones? The reason I am asking this is because I had a very similar thing and was wondering why my changes were not appearing. I forgot to a) save the file but another time I was even in the wrong directory.

Check the small things first is what I'm trying to say...

Hi, thanks for your tip Michael, but still haven' t found the problem...