Convert Your CSS Code to SCSS/Sass

Ever wanted to make your own CSS2Sass convertor ? When working on projects, a tool that can quickly convert our CSS code to Sass can be ridiculously useful. Let’s see how to do it.

Using sass-convert

The Sass Ruby Gem ships with a sass-convert executable. Its quite funny that many people still do not know about it or get confused thinking that its for SCSS -> Sass and Sass -> SCSS conversion. Well, after all SCSS is CSS, right ?

This command will help you convert your CSS code to Sass or SCSS:

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sass-convert style.css style.sass
sass-convert style.css style.scss

style.css should be an existing CSS file, while style.sass and style.scss files will be generated if they don’t exist.

In Ruby Code

I quickly dig into the sass gem and tried to figure out what sass-convert basically does, so that one could also implement the exact same functionality in plain Ruby Code (it can be really useful sometimes). Here’s what I came up with:

require 'sass/css'

# CSS Code
css = %Q{
body {
  color: red;



If I am not wrong, I don’t think the conversion preserves any variables, mixins, inheritance, etc. Although nesting is added appropriately. So, the result might not be spot on always, but can still be a time saver sometimes.

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Author: Rishabh

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2 thoughts on “Convert Your CSS Code to SCSS/Sass”

    1. Same approach to convert SCSS code to Sass or Sass to SCSS:

      # Convert Sass to SCSS
      $ sass-convert style.sass style.scss

      # Convert SCSS to Sass
      $ sass-convert style.scss style.sass

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