There are a good many applications that will get you up and running with Sass in a few minutes for Mac, Windows, and Linux. You can download most of the applications for free but a few of them are paid apps (and totally worth it).
The Sass team maintains two Node.js packages for Sass, both of which
sass package is pure
Node.js supports. The
sass-embedded package wraps a JS API around the
Dart VM, so it’s faster but only supports Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.
There are also community-maintained wrappers for the following languages:
- Java, including:
- A Gradle plugin.
- A lightweight Maven plugin wrapping the Sass
CLI. It specifies
the Sass version to use. The CLI arguments are passed-in with an
- A batteries-included Maven plugin wrapping Dart
Sass. It bundles a fixed
dart-sassversion. The CLI arguments are exposed as Maven parameters.
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When you install Sass on the command line, you’ll be able to run the
sass executable to compile
.scss files to
sass source/stylesheets/index.scss build/stylesheets/index.css
First install Sass using one of the options below, then run
sass --version to be sure it installed correctly. If it did, this will
You can also run
sass --help for more information
about the command-line interface.
Once it’s all set up, go and play. If you’re brand new to Sass we’ve set up some resources to help you learn pretty darn quick.
- Install Anywhere (Standalone)
You can install Sass on Windows, Mac, or Linux by downloading the package for your operating system from GitHub and adding it to your
PATH. That’s all—there are no external dependencies and nothing else you need to install.
- Install Anywhere (npm)
If you use Node.js, you can also install Sass using npm by running
npm install -g sass
- Install on Windows (Chocolatey)
If you use the Chocolatey package manager for Windows, you can install Dart Sass by running
choco install sass
- Install on Mac OS X or Linux (Homebrew)
If you use the Homebrew package manager for Mac OS X or Linux, you can install Dart Sass by running
brew install sass/sass/sass