grunt-contrib-compass

Compile Sass to CSS using Compass

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Compile Sass to CSS using Compass

Getting Started

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.0

If you haven't used Grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a Gruntfile as well as install and use Grunt plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, you may install this plugin with this command:

npm install grunt-contrib-compass --save-dev

Once the plugin has been installed, it may be enabled inside your Gruntfile with this line of JavaScript:

grunt.loadNpmTasks('grunt-contrib-compass');

Compass task

Run this task with the grunt compass command.

Compass is an open-source authoring framework for the Sass css preprocessor. It helps you build stylesheets faster with a huge library of Sass mixins and functions, advanced tools for spriting, and workflow improvements including file based Sass configuration and a simple pattern for building and using Compass extensions.

This task requires you to have Ruby, Sass, and Compass >=0.12.2 installed. If you're on OS X or Linux you probably already have Ruby installed; test with ruby -v in your terminal. When you've confirmed you have Ruby installed, run gem update --system && gem install compass to install Compass and Sass.

Compass operates on a folder level. Because of this you don't specify any src/dest, but instead define the sassDir and cssDir options.

Options

Compass doesn't expose all of its options through the CLI, which this task makes use of. If you need an option not mentioned below you can either specify a path to a config.rb file in the config option or embed it directly into the raw option. Options defined in your Gruntfile will override those specified in your config.rb or raw property. config and raw are mutually exclusive.

config

Type: String
Default: same path as your Gruntfile

Specify the location of the Compass configuration file explicitly.

raw

Type: String

String form of the Compass configuration file.

basePath

Type: String

The path Compass will run from. Defaults to the same path as your Gruntfile.

Type: String

Prepend the specified string to the output file. Useful for licensing information. Note: This only works in combination with the specify option and can conflict with sourcemap generation.

app

Type: String
Default: stand_alone

Tell compass what kind of application it is integrating with. Can be stand_alone or rails.

sassDir

Type: String

The source directory where you keep your Sass stylesheets.

cssDir

Type: String

The target directory where you keep your CSS stylesheets.

specify

Type: String|Array

Lets you specify which files you want to compile. Useful if you don't want to compile the whole folder. Globbing supported. Ignores filenames starting with underscore. Files must be in the directory you specified in sassDir.

imagesDir

Type: String

The directory where you keep your images.

javascriptsDir

Type: String

The directory where you keep your JavaScript files.

fontsDir

Type: String

The directory where you keep your fonts.

environment

Type: String
Default: development

Use sensible defaults for your current environment. Can be: development or production

outputStyle

Type: String

CSS output mode. Can be: nested, expanded, compact, compressed.

relativeAssets

Type: Boolean

Make Compass asset helpers generate relative urls to assets.

noLineComments

Type: Boolean

Disable line comments.

httpPath

Type: String
Default: /

The path to the project when running within the web server.

cssPath

Type: String

The directory where the css stylesheets are kept. It is relative to the projectPath. Defaults to "stylesheets".

httpStylesheetsPath

Type: String
Default: httpPath + "/" + cssDir

The full http path to stylesheets on the web server.

sassPath

Type: String
Default: sass

The directory where the sass stylesheets are kept. It is relative to the projectPath.

imagesPath

Type: String
Default: images

The directory where the images are kept. It is relative to the projectPath.

httpImagesPath

Type: String
Default: httpPath + "/" + imagesDir

The full http path to images on the web server.

generatedImagesDir

Type: String
Default: value of imagesDir

The directory where generated images are kept. It is relative to the projectPath.

generatedImagesPath

Type: String
Default: value of projectPath/generatedImagesDir

The full path to where generated images are kept.

httpGeneratedImagesPath

Type: String
Default: httpPath + "/" + generatedImagesDir

The full http path to generated images on the web server.

javascriptsPath

Type: String
Default: projectPath/javascriptsDir

The full path to where javascripts are kept.

httpJavascriptsPath

Type: String
Default: httpPath + "/" + javascriptsDir

The full http path to javascripts on the web server.

fontsPath

Type: String
Default: projectPath/fontsDir

The full path to where font files are kept.

httpFontsPath

Type: String

The full http path to font files on the web server.

httpFontsDir

Type: String

The relative http path to font files on the web server.

extensionsPath

Type: String
Default: project_root/extensions

The full http path to the ad-hoc extensions folder on the web server. This is used to access compass plugins that have been installed directly to the project (e.g. through Bower) instead of globally as gems. Only Compass >=0.12.2

extensionsDir

Type: String

The relative http path to the ad-hoc extensions folder on the web server. Only Compass >=0.12.2

assetCacheBuster

Type: Boolean
Default: true

If set to false, this disables the default asset cache buster.

cacheDir

Type: String
Default: .sass-cache

The relative path to the folder where the sass cache files are generated.

require

Type: String|Array

Require the given Ruby library before running commands. This is used to access Compass plugins without having a project configuration file.

load

Type: String|Array

Load the framework or extensions found in the specified directory.

loadAll

Type: String|Array

Load all the frameworks or extensions found in the specified directory.

importPath

Type: String|Array

Makes files under the specified folder findable by Sass's @import directive.

debugInfo

Type: Boolean

Causes the line number and file where a selector is defined to be emitted into the compiled CSS in a format that can be understood by the browser. Automatically disabled when using outputStyle: 'compressed'.

quiet

Type: Boolean

Quiet mode.

trace

Type: Boolean

Show a full stacktrace on error.

force

Type: Boolean

Allows Compass to overwrite existing files.

dryRun

Type: Boolean

Dry Run. Tells you what it plans to do.

boring

Type: Boolean

Turn off colorized output.

bundleExec

Type: Boolean

Run compass compile with bundle exec: bundle exec compass compile.

clean

Type: Boolean

Remove generated files and the sass cache. Runs compass clean instead of compass compile.

watch

Type: Boolean

Runs compass watch instead of compass compile. This will use Compass' native watch command to listen for changes to Sass files and recompile your CSS on changes. While much faster than running compass compile each time you want to compile your Sass, Compass becomes a blocking task. This means that if you would like to use it in conjunction with another blocking task, such as watch, you will need to use it in conjunction with a paralleling task such as grunt-concurrent.

Usage Examples

Example config

grunt.initConfig({
  compass: {                  // Task
    dist: {                   // Target
      options: {              // Target options
        sassDir: 'sass',
        cssDir: 'css',
        environment: 'production'
      }
    },
    dev: {                    // Another target
      options: {
        sassDir: 'sass',
        cssDir: 'css'
      }
    }
  }
});

grunt.loadNpmTasks('grunt-contrib-compass');

grunt.registerTask('default', ['jshint', 'compass']);

Example usage

Use external config file
grunt.initConfig({
  compass: {
    dist: {
      options: {
        config: 'config/config.rb'
      }
    }
  }
});
Override setting in external config file
grunt.initConfig({
  compass: {
    dist: {
      options: {
        config: 'config/config.rb',  // css_dir = 'dev/css'
        cssDir: 'dist/css'
      }
    }
  }
});
Use raw option
grunt.initConfig({
  compass: {
    dist: {
      options: {
        sassDir: 'sass',
        cssDir: 'css',
        raw: 'preferred_syntax = :sass\n' // Use `raw` since it's not directly available
      }
    }
  }
});

Release History

  • 2014-01-26   v0.7.1   Fix assetCacheBuster option.
  • 2013-12-07   v0.7.0   Add cacheDir option.
  • 2013-10-04   v0.6.0   Add watch option. Fix Compass errors not propagating.
  • 2013-08-08   v0.5.0   Add assetCacheBuster option.
  • 2013-07-28   v0.4.1   Fix banner option with .css.scss files.
  • 2013-07-19   v0.4.0   Add banner option. Show compilation time.
  • 2013-06-24   v0.3.0   Add extensionDir and extensionPath options. Requires Compass >=0.12.2.
  • 2013-04-11   v0.2.0   Add clean option. Expose raw options as Grunt options. Fix detection of Nothing to compile situation.
  • 2013-02-27   v0.1.3   Fixes bundleExec.
  • 2013-02-17   v0.1.2   Ensure Gruntfile.js is included on npm.
  • 2013-02-15   v0.1.1   First official release for Grunt 0.4.0.
  • 2013-02-05   v0.1.1rc8   Added new options: basePath specify, debugInfo.
  • 2013-01-25   v0.1.1rc7   Updating grunt/gruntplugin dependencies to rc7. Changing in-development grunt/gruntplugin dependency versions from tilde version ranges to specific versions.
  • 2013-01-10   v0.1.1rc5   Updating to work with grunt v0.4.0rc5.
  • 2012-10-22   v0.1.0   Initial release

Task submitted by Sindre Sorhus

This file was generated on Sun Jan 26 2014 19:54:34.

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