prevent rospy.loginfo from logging to file <node>-stdout.log

asked 2019-03-06 08:03:29 -0600

knxa gravatar image

updated 2019-03-06 08:44:47 -0600

I have some python ROS nodes that logs purely with the rosout logger provided with rospy.loginfo etc. This means the same information ends up in two files, example:

  1. MyNode-123.log
  2. MyNode-123-stdout.log

Can I prevent the rosout data to go to the *-stdout.log file?

Besides being redundant, the stdout file has the disadvantage of not "rolling" when it gets large. I don't want to send the log data to the screen either.

Do I need to setup my own python_logging.conf? If so, I would appreciate a tip on how it might look.

(ROS melodic, Ubuntu 18.04)

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So you just want to prevent the log files for the individual nodes from being created? Not disable logging entirely? Is this related to your other question (#q317030)?

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2019-03-06 08:13:00 -0600 )edit

No to all:

  1. I want one log file for each node. For the node MyNode I would like the MyNode-XXX.log, but not the redundant MyNode-stdout.log
  2. No, I do not want to disable logging entirely.
  3. No, the question #q317030 was about the aggregated log file created by the rosout node.
knxa gravatar image knxa  ( 2019-03-06 08:43:25 -0600 )edit

Edited question title for clarity

knxa gravatar image knxa  ( 2019-03-06 08:45:27 -0600 )edit