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How to set up a LESS build in Sublime Text

What's the point?

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Switching software while developing an app or website may be frustrating if you do small changes and test them. Why then not incorporate a LESS plugin for your environment? Actually, there's a LESS-build package for Sublime Text, but it doesn't work properly for the newest LESS syntax (i.e. for the Bootstrap files). How to overcome this issue?

Install LESS

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This can be done using Node Packaged Modules. Go to your command line and type:
npm install -g less
Simple as that.

Install Sublime Text package

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Open Sublime Text, press Ctrl+Shift+P, select Package Control: Install Package. Then find Less2Css package and press enter.

You should now have this plugin installed. To use it, simply open your main .less file and resave it. A new file with the same name but with .css extension should appear in your LESS folder.

HTML/CSS/JS Prettify problems

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If you use HTML/CSS/JS Prettify plugin, you may actually notice that your LESS files don't compile properly. This is caused by the prettify-on-save option. To turn it off press Alt+Shift+H and then o. Change line:
"format_on_save": true
to:
"format_on_save": false

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