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What command to use to edit a package.xml file in ROS Hydro?

asked 2014-08-19 12:54:40 -0500

ish45 gravatar image

updated 2014-08-20 02:57:32 -0500

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Can anybody tell which command to use to edit a package.xml file in ROS Hydro? Using the command cat package.xml, I can view the package.xml file but I am unable to edit the file. Can anybody help please?

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Which OS are you using? If its ubuntu then use a text editor with sudo command prefixed to it.

sudo gedit .....yourfilename....

Bhargav gravatar imageBhargav ( 2014-08-19 13:09:51 -0500 )edit

Do NOT use sudo to edit package.xml files. It is unnecessary and will mess up permissions.

dornhege gravatar imagedornhege ( 2014-08-19 13:18:49 -0500 )edit

Please choose a meaningful title that shortly states what the question is about.

dornhege gravatar imagedornhege ( 2014-08-19 13:19:56 -0500 )edit

gedit package.xml

Mehdi. gravatar imageMehdi. ( 2014-08-20 04:04:17 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-08-20 02:56:59 -0500

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Any text editor will work. Ubuntu comes with gedit and nano preinstalled.

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answered 2014-08-20 05:53:00 -0500

ish45 gravatar image

Thanks to all. gedit is working for me now.

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Try to carefully read and follow the tutorial before making something else. And do not change the package.xml, before being sure to know what you are doing

Moda gravatar imageModa ( 2014-08-20 06:23:02 -0500 )edit

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tfoote gravatar imagetfoote ( 2014-08-20 11:41:46 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-08-19 13:32:54 -0500

l0g1x gravatar image
vi package.xml

vi or vim works. vim is just extension to vi.

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wait are you trying to edit a system ros package.xml file? If so, it is highly recommended you do not do so, unless you REALLY, REALLY, know what your doing.

l0g1x gravatar imagel0g1x ( 2014-08-19 13:34:12 -0500 )edit

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