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I am modifying the js or html file in my localhost. I have to execute it every time.

php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy -f

php bin/magento indexer:reindex

php bin/magento cache:clean

Is there any way to not compile it every time?

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All files are linked to your pub/static folder. You can modify the deployed file in there.

For example: Catalog/view/frontend/web/js/catalog-add-to-cart.js will be in pub/static/frontend/Magento/luma/en_US/Magento_Catalog/js/catalog-add-to-cart.js

This example assume you are using default Luma theme

The pub/static folder is generated so remember to save your changes into original file, otherwise, it will be clear after running deploy command.

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  • It works for me.
    – Allen
    Apr 1 at 10:32
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Set developer mode

bin/magento deploy:mode:set developer

When developing, I make sure full_page cache is off. Usually, I also turn off block and layout cache too

bin/magento cache:disable full_page layout block_html

Usually you should see js or html changes immediately if those are off and developer mode set.

For css/less changes, you should remove static files. In developer mode, all these files are automatically recreated.

rm -rf pub/static/frontend/*

Run those commands from magento2 root folder. Note - do NOT delete pub/static/.htaccess file as it is necessary.

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  • Hi, thank you for your comment.Follow your steps and i get an error.Warning: file_put_contents(E:\web/pub/static/frontend/ruby/ruby6/en_US/css/style.css): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in E:\web\vendor\wikimedia\less.php\lessc.inc.php on line 177
    – Allen
    Mar 29 at 6:35
  • This doesn’t look like a default magento file, I guess you have a custom theme? I think it might be caused by incorrect file permissions, but I can’t be sure. You can run bin/magento static:content:deploy -f again to see if the file gets generated, but you shouldn’t have to in developer mode.
    – bernieu2
    Mar 29 at 7:26

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