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Check master ros node is started C++

asked 2016-06-10 08:51:03 -0500

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Is there a way in C++ to check whether the master ros node is setup? I initially believed ros::init() would return false, but the return type is false...

I have quickly looked on the internet and could find nothing...

Thanks ;)

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Anyone for this question?

arennuit gravatar image arennuit  ( 2016-06-13 04:51:32 -0500 )edit

Please don't post comments or updates as answers. It can be confusing when looking at the questions list (it appears as if the question has already at least one answer). I've moved your answer to the comment section, but please keep it in mind for next time.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2016-06-13 07:10:49 -0500 )edit

got it, thanks.

arennuit gravatar image arennuit  ( 2016-06-13 11:54:59 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-06-13 09:43:33 -0500

You can use ros::master::check().

#include "ros/ros.h"
#include <iostream>

int main(int argc, char *argv[])
    ros::init(argc, argv, "master_test");
    while (!ros::master::check())
        std::cout << "waiting..." << std::endl;
    std::cout << "master started!" << std::endl;
    return 0;
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That works fine, thanks!

arennuit gravatar image arennuit  ( 2016-06-14 02:25:25 -0500 )edit

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