Emacs: CSS Compressor

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This page shows a emacs command to compress (reformat) CSS code.

Suppose you have this:

div.x70662 {
display:table;
margin:.5rem;
padding:.5rem;
border:solid thin silver;
background-color:silver;
}

You want it to be this:

div.x70662{ display:table; margin:.5rem; padding:.5rem; border:solid thin silver; background-color:silver;}

Solution

(defun xah-css-format-compact (&optional @begin @end)
  "Reformat CSS source code in a compact style.
Works on text selection or the {} block cursor is in, or the {} block before cursor.
Note: this command only add/remove whitespaces.
URL `http://ergoemacs.org/emacs/elisp_css_compressor.html'
Version 2020-12-23 2021-08-03"
  (interactive)
  (let ($p1 $p2)
    (if @begin
        (setq $p1 @begin $p2 @end)
      (if (use-region-p)
          (setq $p1 (region-beginning) $p2 (region-end))
        (when (search-backward "{" )
          (setq $p1 (point))
          (when (search-forward "}"))
          (setq $p2 (point)))))
    (save-restriction
      (narrow-to-region $p1 $p2)
      (xah-replace-pairs-region (point-min) (point-max) '( ["\t" " "] ["\n" " "] ["{" " {"] ))
      (xah-replace-regexp-pairs-region (point-min) (point-max) '( ["  +" " "]  ))
      (xah-replace-pairs-region (point-min) (point-max) '( [" }" "}"] ))
      (xah-replace-pairs-region (point-min) (point-max) '( [" ;" ";"] ["; " ";"] ))
      (xah-replace-regexp-pairs-region (point-min) (point-max) '( ["\n\n+" "\n"] ["} ?" "}\n"] )))))
(defun xah-css-format-compact-buffer ()
  "Reformat CSS code to a compact style, in whole buffer.
See `xah-css-format-compact'.
URL `http://ergoemacs.org/emacs/elisp_css_compressor.html'
Version 2020-12-18 2021-08-03"
  (interactive)
  (xah-css-format-compact (point-min) (point-max)))

Requires Emacs: Xah Replace Pairs, xah-replace-pairs.el

The command is part of Emacs: Xah CSS Mode

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