How to Find the Path of a Package in ROS Noetic

2020-01-07-111119

Software in ROS is organized into packages (and packages exist inside the catkin_ws folder, your catkin workspace). 

Each package might contain a mixture of code (e.g. ROS nodes), data, libraries, images, documentation, etc. Every program you write in ROS will need to be inside a package.


To find the path of a package, you use the rospack command. For example, let’s find the path of the turtlesim package, a pre-installed ROS package.

rospack find turtlesim

Here is the output:

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The syntax is:

rospack find [package_name]