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Introduction on writing launch files

asked 2014-11-16 01:01:25 -0500

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updated 2014-11-16 10:57:23 -0500

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Hi all At now I finished to develop my own ROS application, I want to install my app. as the ROS package, my app. created from rosbuild, and is there any tutorial to guide how to write the launch file? I want make my own launch file including the openni_camera and the kobuki driver. Thanks in advance

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answered 2014-11-16 11:04:34 -0500

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updated 2014-11-16 18:15:14 -0500

First I recommend to learn from old wisdom that was opened 3 years ago: launch file how to write it.

What the wises there might have not mentioned is this tutorial: Roslaunch tips for large projects, which introduces very good practices on how to write reusable launch files even for smaller application.

You may also want to look into existing launch files to learn how to accomplish what you want that may not be obviously explained in the docs. There are tons of launch files installed on your machine that you can search by e.g. find /opt/ros/hydro -iname *.launch.

Grammar is elaborated at as noted in the link above.

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