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

Aaron Wuerch
Aaron Wuerch
7,024 Points

sass --watch . does not find my test.css file ?

Hi there,

I have sass set up properly and I can get test.scss to give my back a positive response in the compiler,

but when I have test.css and test.scss (both in desktop), and run the sass --watch . command, It will not find my test.css to overwrite the file? It just says that is is "watching for changes .. press cntrol c to stop"

Running Windows. yes I cd desktop. Both test.scss and test.css are text files.

Thanks in advance.

Aaron Wuerch
Aaron Wuerch
7,024 Points

I have also tried restarting command prompt

1 Answer

Jonathan Grieve
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 91,250 Points

First of all, instead of quitting the command prompt completely do use ctrl/cmd+c to stop Sass running and then try the command again

sass --watch .

If that doesn't work try this one

sass --watch test.scss:testcss` giving an explicit file name for Sass to test for.