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Jason Atkinson
Jason Atkinson
26,245 Points

sass --watch, not working!

hay I know alot of people seem to have this problem with sass but hopefully some of you guys can help me out.

I have the latest version of sass installed

sass 3.4.21 (selective steve)

I can see sass files by using: sass /directpath

but when i run sass --watch /directpath

it comes up with the normal >>> Sass is watching for changes. Press Ctrl-C to stop but when I make a change to the scss file and save it and go to the command prompt nothing happens and when i check the css file it created for me when i ran --watch, it doesnt have the change in it?

I've un-installed and re-installed sass and restarted my computer cant think of anything else I can try to resolve this problem a lot of people way it seems to fix itself after a while... i hope that's true.

1 Answer


Could you try running sass again with two directories after --watch?

The first should be your source directory, and the second should be your output directory

sass --watch sourcefolder/path:outputfolder/path

Note that the two folder names are separated with a colon. sourcefolder/path is your original sass/scss file directory and the outputfolder/path is the name of the folder where your resulting css file lives.

Jason Atkinson
Jason Atkinson
26,245 Points

Hi, thanks for the advice... I tried it still not working :( it can convert it when you first watch it just doesnt seem to track any changes i make after the additional set up action?