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sass input.scss output.css error

I have installed sass using sudo gem install sass. That worked. Then I typed sass input.scss output.css and got this error:

Errno::ENOENT: No such file or directory - input.scss

3 Answers

David Kanwisher
David Kanwisher
9,701 Points

When typing "sass input.scss output.css", you are required to navigate to the directory where your input.scss file is.

Windows:
https://www.digitalcitizen.life/command-prompt-how-use-basic-commands
Mac:
https://www.macworld.com/article/2042378/master-the-command-line-navigating-files-and-folders.html

If you know you are in the correct directory, you may want to verify that you file name matches the first sass parameter

"sass yourFileName.scss whatEverYouWishToCallIt.css" The first param expects your input file that A. exists in the current directory and B. Has the same name The second param will create an output file with the name that you give it.

Dave StSomeWhere
Dave StSomeWhere
19,822 Points

You probably either have to navigate to the directory where input.scss is located or provide the path.

Thank you for your replies! Very much appreciated. I figured it out.