Catkin Command Line Tools¶
This Python package provides command line tools for working with the catkin meta-buildsystem and catkin workspaces. These tools are separate from the Catkin CMake macros used in Catkin source packages. For documentation on creating catkin packages, see: http://docs.ros.org/api/catkin/html/
This package was announced in March 2015 and is still in beta. See the GitHub Milestones for the current release schedule and roadmap.
catkin_make_isolated should go to the
Migration Guide for help transitioning to
catkin Command-Line Interface (CLI) tool is the single point of entry for most of the functionality provided by this package.
All invocations of the
catkin CLI tool take this form:
$ catkin [global options] <verb> [verb arguments and options]
The different capabilities of the
catkin CLI tool are organized into different sub-command “verbs.” This is similar to common command-line tools such as
Verbs include actions such as
build which builds a catkin workspace or
list which simply lists the catkin packages found in one or more folders.
Verbs can take arbitrary arguments and options, but they must all come after the verb.
For more help on the usage of a particular verb, simply pass the
--help option after the verb.
Each of the following verbs is built-in to the
catkin command and has its own detailed documentation:
- build – Build packages in a catkin workspace
- config – Configure a catkin workspace’s layout and settings
- clean – Clean products generated in a catkin workspace
- create – Create structures like Catkin packages
- env – Run commands with a modified environemnt
- init – Initialize a catkin workspace
- list – Find and list information about catkin packages in a workspace
- locate – Get important workspace directory paths
- profile – Manage different named configuration profiles
- test – Test one or more packages in a catkin workspace
Shell Support for the
If you are using
zsh, then you can source an extra setup file to gain access to some additional verbs.
For more information see: Shell support in catkin command.