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Can I prevent roslaunch from changing the terminal screen title?

asked 2022-04-27 22:04:29 -0500

hwil292 gravatar image

updated 2022-05-01 12:54:06 -0500

lucasw gravatar image

This question was technically asked before back in 2014, but the answer was this was not possible at the time. I can't find any indication that this has changed, but has it been exposed for use? or can it be exposed - or is there a way I can get around it?

Would be super useful to be able to name the tabs based on what they are running rather than the current override is doing.

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Technically, the answer given by @tfoote in #q199845 is incorrect.

I've posted an additional answer there to point to your post here to avoid duplicating answers.

(and also technically, your post is now a duplicate, but it's a bit of a complex situation)

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2022-04-28 03:29:23 -0500 )edit

Fair enough, and much appreciated for the answer!

Happy to have this removed or whatever is required to keep things tidy - in future, should I have followed up with a question within that original question?

hwil292 gravatar image hwil292  ( 2022-04-28 15:24:17 -0500 )edit

We can keep it open. As I wrote, I decided to answer your question instead of the one from 2014. With the links between the two we've sufficiently addressed discoverability I believe.

re: future questions: 'age' is certainly a good metric to determine when to post a new question. Especially when you find one that's already been answered: the old(er) one basically captures the "state of things" at the time it was asked (and answered).

should I have followed up with a question within that original question?

your new post is a follow-up. Just as sites like Stack Overflow, ROS Answers works best with a 1-to-1 ratio of questions and answers, so posting follow-up questions in already answered posts isn't a good idea (visibility is really low, and you can only use comments, as answers are not for additional questions).

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2022-04-29 00:10:21 -0500 )edit

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answered 2022-04-28 03:26:18 -0500

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updated 2022-04-28 03:33:41 -0500

Yes, this was changed, in 2013 already actually. From the CHANGELOG.rst:

add option to disable terminal title setting

the option referred to would be --disable-title:

$ roslaunch --help
  --disable-title       Disable setting of terminal title

This was added by ros/ros_comm#288.

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