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why some launch file have extension type foo.launch.xml ?

asked 2015-07-25 17:57:49 -0500

prrraveen gravatar image

I am going through moveit pr2 tutorials and I see .launch.xml extension .Why do we need two extension. For example pr2_moveit_controller_manager.launch.xml

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answered 2015-07-26 01:04:51 -0500

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updated 2016-08-17 10:59:57 -0500

roslaunch automatically tab-completes any files with a .launch extension. In order for launch files that are mostly used as includes to not (edited) show up on those listings, they are given a second extension .xml (which they actually are).

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@gvdhoorn, you mean "... used as includes to NOT show up on those listings ...", right?

spmaniato gravatar image spmaniato  ( 2016-08-17 10:54:22 -0500 )edit

Yes, you are right. They don't show up, exactly because they don't have a .launch extension.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2016-08-17 11:00:19 -0500 )edit

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