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why to use source devel/setup.bash

asked 2017-01-04 23:04:27 -0600

Waleed_Shahzaib gravatar image

I did not understand the functionality of sourcing a setup.bash file

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answered 2017-01-05 00:56:25 -0600

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updated 2017-01-05 09:14:39 -0600

By sourcing your setup.bash file, you are adding several environment variables that ROS needs in order to work. Some more information can be found in these related questions:

what does source command actually do

whats the meaning of the command source ...

Hope that clears things up a bit.

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Thanks. Your ans was helpful

Waleed_Shahzaib gravatar image Waleed_Shahzaib  ( 2017-01-05 01:33:47 -0600 )edit

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