Running Elixir

Elixir is built on top of Gulp, so to run your Elixir tasks you only need to run the gulp command in your terminal, as you will already have a Gulpfile.js in your project root that will resemble the following:

var elixir = require( "coldbox-elixir" );

 | Elixir Asset Management
 | Elixir provides a clean, fluent API for defining some basic Gulp tasks
 | for your ColdBox application. By default, we are compiling the Sass
 | file for our application, as well as publishing vendor resources.

elixir( function( mix ){

} );

Please note that by adding the --production flag to the command will instruct Elixir to minify your CSS and JavaScript files:

// Run all tasks...

// Run all tasks and minify all CSS and JavaScript...
gulp --production

You can also programmatically add a production flag into your Gulpfile.js by using the configuration option: elixir.config.production boolean flag.

Watching Assets For Changes

Since it is inconvenient to run the gulp command on your terminal after every change to your assets, you may use the gulp watch command. This command will continue running in your terminal and watch your assets for any changes. When changes occur, new files will automatically be compiled or tested:

gulp watch

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