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Start/Stop node at runtime?

asked 2012-03-01 02:44:21 -0600

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updated 2014-01-28 17:11:32 -0600

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is there a nice ROS-way to start a node at runtime (using C++) and after some time stop it again (without using system() etc.)?

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answered 2012-03-01 05:36:53 -0600

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updated 2012-03-01 05:37:49 -0600

At least for killing there is an xmlrpc shutdown call, which is what rosnode kill uses. That is probably the ROS'iest way to do it. Sending SIGINT would also be OK as ROS installs a SIGINT handler.

Slave API

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answered 2012-03-01 04:51:28 -0600

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I don't think so.

The ROS-way is for all nodes to run continuously until shutdown. If a node crashes, roslaunch can respawn it for you.

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