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Save compiled CSS file in Specific path


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I need the LESS compiler to save the compiled css file in a specific path.

Where do I set this configuration?


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Level 10

Typically CSS files are stored in Clientlibs, Less CSS should be no different to use in AEM. See this older community article that can still point you in the correct direction.


Level 1

I understand. Right now, I have all my .less files under /etc/clientlibs

The compiled .css file is stored under /var/clientlibs. I want that compiled file under /etc.. Could you please tell me where do I mention the config for that?


Level 4

Usually, the cached copies of clientlibs is stored under /var/clientlibs. Why do you need an alternate path?


Level 1

Thanks all for the response.

I have a need to process the compiled css in my java. If for any reason, the cached css files are not present (since they are system generated), my java process doesn't run successfully. So, I thought to have the css file generated compile time instead of run time.

I found the lesscss maven plugin, which helps me to compile the less files needed onto a specific path. So, my java process now refers to a css file created on compile time, which avoids the cache copy not present issue.