Installation

This covers Ruby only, which is the main SASS compiler for many systems but other options exist. A very common one for any node developer would be node-sass which could be easier, and orders of magnitude faster, for many users.

Mac

Ruby comes pre-installed on a Mac computer.

Follow the instructions below to install Sass:

  1. Open CMD
  2. Run gem install sass
  3. If you get an error message, try sudo gem install sass
  4. Check it works using sass -v

Linux

Ruby will need to be installed first before setup. You can install Ruby through the apt package manager, rbenv, or rvm.

Then Run

sudo su -c "gem install sass"

Windows

The fastest way to get Ruby on your Windows computer is to use Ruby Installer. It’s a single-click installer that will get everything set up for you super fast. After installing Ruby, follow the instructions below to install Sass:

  1. Open CMD
  2. Run gem install sass
  3. If you get an error message, try sudo gem install sass
  4. Check it works using sass -v