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Compressing css and js files in the console using yui-compressor

A little distracted from the topic of server administration and using Debian to develop the site. :)

Compressing css and js files saves traffic. This is especially true for mobile phones, where the speed is usually low. In this, we can provide invaluable assistance to the yui-compressor, which is available for installation from Debian repositories.

Install yui-compressor

  # aptitude install yui-compressor 

It is necessary to work with the compressor on behalf of the simple user. All commands are executed in the console.

Called as follows: we write the command yui-compressor, then with the option -o specify the final file, and after - the source one, which requires compression.

Compress css styles

  $ yui-compressor -o style.min.css style.css 

Compression scripts

  $ yui-compressor -o script.min.js script.js 

You can explicitly specify the type of compressible file with the option --type , the encoding of the source file --charset . The specific option --nomunge designed to disable obfuscation of scripts.

If the final file is not specified, the result of the command execution will be displayed on the screen.

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