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How do I explore a ROS package?

asked 2019-10-31 23:34:01 -0500

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Whenever I install a ROS package from apt-get or download it from Github and then build it, how do I get to know the different features of that package? How do I explore it? The tutorials on ROS are not available at all times on the ROS wiki page, so how should I go about this problem? TIA

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there is some information always available on what a package does or how to use it. But what exactly do you mean by exploring?

Choco93 gravatar image Choco93  ( 2019-11-01 05:07:15 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-11-01 11:32:54 -0500

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Once you've installed a package, you can use roscd <package_name> to navigate to the package directory so you can poke around there. You may want to check out rospack which lets you list or find packages, and check package dependency trees. If you haven't built the package yet, run catkin_make so you can start using it!

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