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booleans not shown in 'rostopic echo -p /topic'

asked 2012-05-01 06:48:02 -0600

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updated 2012-07-02 13:46:28 -0600

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My issue was that a boolean field (bool) in my custom message was displayed when using 'rostopic echo /topic_name' but not when using 'rostopic echo -p /topic_name'.

I want to use the -p option to get a more concise output with 'rostopic echo -p /topic > file.txt' for use with Matlab. (The time it takes for Matlab to parse file.txt is significant, which is why I want the -p option)

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answered 2012-05-01 21:31:43 -0600

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answered 2012-05-01 06:48:36 -0600

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Answer: I already found a workable solution by changing 'bool' to 'uint8' in my .msg file.

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