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Catkin hidden files

asked 2014-09-19 13:50:12 -0500

Jarvis gravatar image

Hi, I can see 2 different catkin hidden files in workspace. .catkin_workspace and .catkin.

As far as I know ros uses .catkin file to mark folder containing packages and executable.

All setup files should be kept in folder having .catkin and .rosinstall. This is the folder which will have "lib" and "share" directory which gets searched during rosrun or roslaunch.

Actually, I am trying to understand catkin working.

I have some requirements to append to the variables imported by catkin

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answered 2014-09-19 15:48:41 -0500

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updated 2014-09-19 18:20:31 -0500

If you want to effect the environment in the generated setup.*sh you should use the catkin_add_env_hooks


.catkin_workspace has been recently added as a helper for source management tools. A few topics I found quickly include:

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Actually I was more curious about how this hidden file gets utilized internally. I have studied a bit about .catkin file it is utilized in rosrun and roslaunch commands. But wondering if anyone knows about catkin_workspace?

Jarvis gravatar image Jarvis  ( 2014-09-19 17:34:13 -0500 )edit

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