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Difference between rosrun and directly launching an executable

asked 2013-03-15 04:05:01 -0500

victorp gravatar image

What are the differences between :

rosrun mynode program

And :

cd /path/to/mynode

Why is the first (I assume) preferred, and when is it required ?

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answered 2013-03-15 04:10:14 -0500

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In principle it should do the same.

The difference is that you don't need to know the actual path to program in the package.

Also rosrun will run the node of package mynode, not the node in /path/to/mynode. Usually that is the same, but if you switched you workspace or something like that you might run something of another setup than you think you are.

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