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rosout and stderr not appearing in ROS_LOG_DIR

asked 2020-10-21 14:18:11 -0600

msmcconnell gravatar image

I changed the ROS_LOG_DIR from the default and now I am only seeing node specific stdout.log files in the generated folders. I know my nodes are generating stderr messages with ROS_ERROR_STREAM but I don't see any ERROR messages in the log or a rosout.log file.

Is there an additional setting I need to set for the rosout.log file and error logs to go to the ROS_LOG_DIR ?

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answered 2020-10-29 08:57:21 -0600

msmcconnell gravatar image

updated 2020-11-10 08:24:52 -0600

It appears that rosout.log is written by roscore and not each node as I had originally believed. I had roscore running in a separate location that did not have write permissions to that folder which is why rosout.log was not being generated. After resolving this, the log appears as normal.

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