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Sass + Github (command line issue)

  • # June 23, 2012 at 12:21 pm


    I am Windows user, struggling with installation of SASS

    I managed to install ruby + I have Github account
    do not know how to use the gem install sass

    got it cloned in my local folder using the button :]
    so now I should use the console to install it I believe … but

    … I have now like 4 consoles !

    1.] original GIT before I knew about the Github for Win app
    2.] new console that got installed with that app
    3.] Ruby command line
    4.] and a second one with Ruby

    from which one should I use the install command guys?

    # June 23, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    I do not have Mac, I know it is easier there
    I am not a coding guy much (like super hardcore programmer more of a designer, html, css, …)
    have no experience with Linux and / or Ruby so far this much

    could anyone help to get this up and running please?
    in some some “casual player” way I could as a total newbie understand?

    # June 23, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    I have yet to attempt this, but I saved this URL which makes it sound easy

    Update: Even better!… check out Scout

    # June 23, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    @Mottie owe you a beer !
    after a month I managed to solve that

    1.] COMPASS APP = easier, less typing

    link you posted is super cool, the app as well
    $10 only, you can buy it here:

    it watches your folder and has neat small GUI in which you can do stuff
    for more GUI guy like me prefered solution :
    easy :]

    2.] COMMAND LINE = harder for some of use, more typing
    but I wanted to know how to “really do it” in command line
    you have to run Windows Command Prompt with Ruby as Administrator

    so I googled around and found nettuts screenscast:
    well it is not difficult at all, I just do not like to type so much

    but it works

    watches the changes same as the

    thanks for good direction, hope this helps you now when trying it
    took me 60 minutes to figure out a month long headache :D

    # June 23, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    @Mottie update :D

    my gosh, I had the on my disc a long time
    I just did not know how to use it, will try now (to see if it is better than and what it does in general)

    but I do not regret those $10 bucks for the
    well it is the same price as 5 beers in my country so I will spare one evening in pub :D

    # June 23, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    @Mottie: Scout would be the best option indeed….if only I could get it to work. But as soon as I start “watching” a folder, I get some weird Adobe Air error. Documentation and help for Scout isn’t too great either, and if I look at the solution for it, I already see that even though it’s not necessarily complex, but just too much work:

    So I’ll be sticking with for now, has never let me down. Thanks for posting the link to my blog, if you hadn’t then I would have. ;)

    # June 23, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    thank you then for your blog post
    without it I would never start using Sass :D

    btw to fix Scout is real easy

    just change line 95 from … Program Files to … Program Files (x86)

    as nuVoid was saying on Github

    well but as you say I agree wins and since I bought it an hour ago
    will use it :)

    because of this !!!
    ability to create projects :)

    go with simply rulez ! has so many options, worth the money is luggish a bit and does not do much except having GUI then what does Ruby command line, just watches

    so thanks a lot guys
    no I can go play this
    with peace in my heart :D

    # June 23, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    added you guys in my …
    I put there people when I have some big ” WOW ” moment that pushed me in a good direction

    # June 24, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    “btw to fix Scout is real easy

    just change line 95 from … Program Files to … Program Files (x86)”

    Didn’t work, same error. Back to! :)

    # June 25, 2012 at 2:49 am

    worked for me but you are right, rulez :)
    I spent weekend using it and it is so much easier than doing it manually via command line and writing .CSS using .SCSS pure miracle !

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