i am trying to learn how to use collections so i had done some work with the config file. now when i try to serve the site from terminal it shows:
Incremental build: disabled. Enable with --incremental
done in 0.634 seconds.
Auto-regeneration: disabled. Use --watch to enable.
if I run it with --watch nothing gets loaded to localhost:4000. the only thing that might’ve happened while I was working in this session is I had cloned the jekyll docs folder on github to try to take a look at how it uses collections, and i ran the rake install on that which might’ve added a gem to my system.
Running a rake task in the cloned Jekyll repository does not mess anything up.
The output in your post above
done in 0.634 seconds. means that Jekyll did not encounter any fatal errors along the way.
Auto-regeneration: disabled. Use --watch to enable. message is telling me that you ran
jekyll build instead of
jekyll build will not mount your site to localhost.
Walkthrough the following to serve the official Jekyll docs site on your browser:
cd into the
docs folder of the cloned repository.
bundle install to install any missing plugins.
bundle exec jekyll serve
- wait for the
done in ... seconds message
- wait for Jekyll to mount its local server (till you see
Server running... press ctrl-c to stop.)
- open your browser and go to
Note: Auto-regeneration is enabled by default when your run
jekyll serve, so there’s no need of the
oh wow you are right, i was typing in build instead of serve. i must’ve had a bad case of tunnel vision on that one! thanks.