d4rty d4rty - 1 month ago 29
Less Question

Less file watcher in PhpStorm produces: lessc: ENOENT: no such file or directory

I am trying to set up an file watcher for

.less
files, but it isn't working.

I have globally installed less via npm (
npm install -g less
). And after this I set up the file watcher according to this documentation from JetBrains supprt. Here is a picture of the settings:

File Watcher

Everytime I will change my
.less
files, it will produce the following error:

/usr/local/lib/node_modules/less/bin/lessc --no-color styles.less
lessc: ENOENT: no such file or directory, open '/Applications/PhpStorm.app/Contents/bin/styles.less'

Process finished with exit code 1


What went wrong? Any suggestions?

Using the less compiler directly in the project folder via the command line works perfectly (e.g.
$ lessc styles.less styles.css
)

Answer

Using the less compiler directly in the project folder via the command -- line works perfectly (e.g. $ lessc styles.less styles.css)

Try doing the same then -- please try with $FileDir$ in the "Working Directory" field.

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