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How do I prevent roslaunch from changing the terminal screen title?

asked 2014-12-19 09:42:23 -0500

BlitherPants gravatar image


I use a series of bash scripts to run multiple applications on my robot at once. Many of the scripts spawn extra terminals that call a single roslaunch each. My problem is that I need to be able to distinguish the terminals by the title bar at the top.

This link shows how to set the screen title in a bash script, but the problem is that roslaunch always renames the title if I change it before, and I can't change it until after the roslaunch node has quit and it is no longer useful to me.

Is there any good way of changing the title within the roslaunch parameters?


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answered 2014-12-23 22:27:20 -0500

tfoote gravatar image

updated 2014-12-23 22:28:37 -0500

i don't think that is exposed to be updated by the user. If it's worth enough to you. I'm sure we'd be willing to merge an enhancement which allowed parametrizing that entry.

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It's probably not worth the hassle--and I wouldn't know how to modify it myself. Thanks for the answer!

BlitherPants gravatar image BlitherPants  ( 2014-12-29 10:24:11 -0500 )edit

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