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Grepping in specific ROS packages?

asked 2011-03-28 08:17:21 -0500

Julius gravatar image

Hello, I want to quickly grep for keywords in a specific ROS package. I have installed and tried recoll as described in rosgrep wiki page but I am not satisfied as it does not follow standard grep syntax and does not provide context for the keywords.

I could not find an appropriate "Tools" component in trac to post a feature request, so I'll ask the question here what's the best way to grep when you're looking for context and a guaranteed synchronized search result?

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answered 2011-03-28 08:20:28 -0500

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I'll give one possible answer myself. Creating my own 'rosgrep' script, this exactly matches my requirements.

 pkg=$(rospack find $1)
 grep --exclude-dir=\.svn --exclude-dir=bin --exclude-dir=build --exclude-dir=lib $* -r $pkg --color=always

Resulting in

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