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ROS Commands Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.

Navigating Topics: rostopic

List all topics
rostopic list
Get inform­ation for a specific topic, e.g. odom
rostopic info odom
Print messages from a topic, e.g. odom
rostopic echo odom

ROS Messages

Show a message defini­tion, e.g. for senso­r_m­sgs­/La­ser­Scan
rosmsg show sensor­_ms­gs/­Las­erScan
List all messages in a package, e.g. senso­r_msgs
rosmsg package sensor­_msgs

ROS Nodes, rosnode

List all ROS nodes
rosnode list
Get inform­ation for a ROS node (e.g. rosout), including subscribed and advertised topics
rosnode info rosout
Kill a running ROS node, e.g. local­iza­tion
rosnode kill locali­zation
Kill all running ROS nodes
rosnode kill -a

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