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CSS

James Nelson
James Nelson
23,956 Points

Sass --watch

Hello, I just finished the Sass videos on treehouse however the sass --watch command has left me slightly confused.

Does this command watch all .scss files? For example if I have a scss file in my desktop and have a scss file in my documents, will this command watch both of these files and convert to css?

Thanks

3 Answers

It will watch whatever directory you ask it to, take the following example

cd C:\sites\portfolio\css
sass --watch .

It will watch on the .scss and .sass files in the CSS directory of that project

Thanks Adam

James Nelson
James Nelson
23,956 Points

Ahh! So it will watch wherever I run the command in.

What if I am working on two projects at once, do I just run the watch command in both folders where scss files are held?

Thanks

You can also chain paths together to watch multiple directories like so

sass --watch path/to/sass1:path/to/css1 path/to/sass2:path/to/css2 path/to/sass3:path/to/css3

never used this command before thou, I usually just restart sass in whatever project i am working on at that time. I did learn the other day from CSS-Tricks that you can type cd into prompt then drag a folder instead of typing path.

James Nelson
James Nelson
23,956 Points

Thats a handy tip, Thanks Adam :)

No problem. If you choose a best answer it will mark the question as solved.

Cheers