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Installation - (Less Tutorial)

Less is a popular CSS pre-processor that extends the functionality of CSS with variables, mixins, functions, and other features. In this tutorial, we'll discuss the installation of Less on your local machine.


Before you begin, you'll need the following:

  • A text editor like Visual Studio Code, Sublime Text, or Atom
  • A command-line interface (CLI) like Terminal (macOS/Linux) or Command Prompt (Windows)
  • Node.js installed on your machine. You can download Node.js from the official website https://nodejs.org


To install Less on your machine, follow these steps:

  1. Open your command-line interface (CLI)
  2. Run the following command to install Less globally using npm (Node Package Manager):
npm install -g less
  1. Verify that Less is installed by running the following command:
lessc -v

If it's installed correctly, you'll see the version number of Less that you've installed.

Important Points

  • With npm install -g less we installed Less globally on our machine.
  • lessc is the Less compiler, which can be used to compile Less files into CSS.
  • You can also add Less to your project as a dependency using npm install less --save-dev. This way, you can utilize Less in your project without installing it globally.


In this tutorial, we discussed the installation of Less on your local machine. We covered the prerequisites for installation, steps to install Less globally using npm, and verification of the installation. With this knowledge, you can start using Less in your project and take advantage of its dynamic features to write better CSS.

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