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Converting ros::Time to C++ string

asked 2019-11-07 20:33:26 -0500

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How can we convert the result of ros::Time::now() into std::string, given that std::string to_string (*) in C++11 doesn't support this conversion ?

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Answer to convert to a formatted date time string using boost::posix_time::to_iso_extended_string#q251966

lucasw gravatar image lucasw  ( 2021-07-14 13:16:54 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-11-07 21:31:38 -0500

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You probably want to use the ros::Time::now().toSec() result, which is a double.

http://docs.ros.org/latest/api/rostim...

Then you can convert that double to a string with std::string to_string.

You could use strftime to convert the double to many different string formats as well.

http://www.cplusplus.com/reference/ct...

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Yes, that's what I needed. Thanks

zlg9 gravatar image zlg9  ( 2019-11-08 13:00:02 -0500 )edit

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