catkin clean – Clean Build Products¶
clean verb makes it easier and safer to clean various products of a catkin workspace.
In addition to removing entire build, devel, and install spaces, it also gives you more fine-grained control over removing just parts of these directories.
clean verb is context-aware, but in order to work, it must be given the path to an initialized catkin workspace, or called from a path contained in an initialized catkin workspace.
For any configuration, any of the active profile’s spaces can be cleaned entirely. This includes any of the top-level directories which are configured for a given profile. See the full command line interface for specifying specific spaces to clean.
To clean all of the spaces for a given profile, you can call the
clean verb without arguments:
When running this command,
catkin will prompt you to confirm that you want to delete the entire directories:
$ catkin clean [clean] Warning: This will completely remove the following directories. (Use `--yes` to skip this check) [clean] Log Space: /tmp/quickstart_ws/logs [clean] Build Space: /tmp/quickstart_ws/build [clean] Devel Space: /tmp/quickstart_ws/devel [clean] Are you sure you want to completely remove the directories listed above? [yN]:
If you want to skip this check, you can use the
$ catkin clean -y [clean] Removing develspace: /tmp/quickstart_ws/devel [clean] Removing buildspace: /tmp/quickstart_ws/build [clean] Removing log space: /tmp/quickstart_ws/logs
clean verb will also ask for additional confirmation if any of the directories to be removed are outside of your workspace root.
To skip this additional check, you can use the
If a workspace is built with a
linked devel space, the
clean verb can be used to clean the products from individual packages.
This is possible since the
catkin program will symbolically link the build products into the devel space, and stores a list of these links.
Cleaning a Single Package¶
Cleaning a single package (or several packages) is as simple as naming them:
catkin clean PKGNAME
This will remove products from this package from the devel space, and remove its build space.
Cleaning Products from Missing Packages¶
Sometimes, you may disable or remove source packages from your workspace’s source space. After packages have been removed from your source space, you can automatically clean the “orphaned” products with the following command:
catkin clean --orphans
Cleaning Dependent Packages¶
When cleaning one package, it’s sometimes useful to also clean all of the packages which depend on it. This can prevent leftover elements from affecting the dependents. To clean a package and only the packages which depend on it, you can run the following:
catkin clean --dependents PKGNAME
Cleaning Products from All Profiles¶
By default, the
clean operating is applied only to the active or specified profile.
To apply it to all profiles, use the
If you want to clean everything except the source space (i.e. all files and folders generated by the
catkin command, you can use
--deinit to “deinitialize” the workspace.
This will clean all products from all packages for all profiles, as well as the profile metadata, itself.
After running this, a
catkin_tools workspace will need to be reinitialized to be used.
catkin clean --deinit
Full Command-Line Interface¶
usage: catkin clean [-h] [--workspace WORKSPACE] [--profile PROFILE] [--dry-run] [--verbose] [--yes] [--force] [--all-profiles] [--deinit] [-l] [-b] [-d] [-i] [--this] [--dependents] [--orphans] [--setup-files] [PKGNAME [PKGNAME ...]] Deletes various products of the build verb. optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit --workspace WORKSPACE, -w WORKSPACE The path to the catkin_tools workspace or a directory contained within it (default: ".") --profile PROFILE The name of a config profile to use (default: active profile) --dry-run, -n Show the effects of the clean action without modifying the workspace. --verbose, -v Verbose status output. --yes, -y Assume "yes" to all interactive checks. --force, -f Allow cleaning files outside of the workspace root. --all-profiles Apply the specified clean operation for all profiles in this workspace. Full: Remove everything except the source space. --deinit De-initialize the workspace, delete all build profiles and configuration. This will also clean subdirectories for all profiles in the workspace. Spaces: Clean workspace subdirectories for the selected profile. -l, --logs Remove the entire log space. -b, --build Remove the entire build space. -d, --devel Remove the entire devel space. -i, --install Remove the entire install space. Packages: Clean products from specific packages in the workspace. Note that these options are only available in a `linked` devel space layout. These options will also automatically enable the --force-cmake option for the next build invocation. PKGNAME Explicilty specify a list of specific packages to clean from the build, devel, and install space. --this Clean the package containing the current working directory from the build, devel, and install space. --dependents, --deps Clean the packages which depend on the packages to be cleaned. --orphans Remove products from packages are no longer in the source space. Note that this also removes packages which are blacklisted or which contain `CATKIN_IGNORE` marker files. Advanced: Clean other specific parts of the workspace. --setup-files Clear the catkin-generated setup files from the devel and install spaces.