The world file is used to describe the particular set of robots, sensors and objects to be simulated by Stage. Stage reads the world file on start-up and creates entities as indicated in the file. Stage may also write updated pose information into the world file when the user selects the File:Save menu option.
Note that the world file format has changed significantly from
previous versions. The script
attempt to convert your old (pre Stage-1.2) world files to the new
The worldfile is given as the last argument when invoking Stage:
$ stage <worldfile>.
Stage searches for the specified file in these directories, in this order:
STAGEPATH works like the PATH variable of most shells. It is a list of directories to be searched, separated by colons. An example of how to set STAGEPATH in the BASH shell:
$ export STAGEPATH=$HOME/robotdev/worlds:$HOME/build/stage-1.3/worlds $ echo $STAGEPATH /home/vaughan/robotdev/worlds:/home/vaughan/build/stage-1.3/worlds