Last Updated: February 25, 2016
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· bcandullo

Speed Up Grunt (with Livereload)

Grunt is amazing, but when developing on Windows I found my grunt tasks would take a while when working with a CSS preprocessor and grunt-watch.

According to the Github page, the nospawn option can help speed things up, but may be prone to erroneous builds. The latter has not been a problem for over 500+ builds.

Onto the tip: In your gruntfile.js, where you have declared your watch object, add this:
nospawn: true. That's it, a sample config file and before and after screen is below. Happy grunting.

Example:
watch: { options: { nospawn: true, livereload: true }, css: {

Before and after:
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