I am planning to log operator usage in blender. For that I found this operator - bpy.ops.ui.reports_to_textblock() collects all the info data into a text block.

I need to clear the info screen every time after collecting the data. Pressing A & then X , helps clear the screen , but how can I do it with python script ?

Also I want to do it once every 5 mins. Is there a way to setup time recurring tasks in blender?


2 Answers 2


Using the bpy.ops.info operators

Here is a quick little test script. The info area operators' context are overriden to emulate running in the info area.

  • Assumes the info area is screen.areas[0]
  • Assumes no prior selection of reports.


import bpy

context = bpy.context
info = context.screen.areas[0] # do properly
c = context.copy()
c["area"] = info

# test call

Script version of Is there a way to clear the "info" editor?. Might need to run all or some twice to make sure all is removed.


You can try this.

from os import system, name   
import datetime

#clear function 
def clear(): 

    # for windows 
    if name == 'nt': 
    # for mac and linux(here, os.name is 'posix') 

last_clear = datetime.datetime.now().minute

if abs(datetime.datetime.now().minute - last_clear) >= 5:
    last_clear = datetime.datetime.now().minute

print now.year, now.month, now.day, now.hour, now.minute, now.second
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ the clear() function is clearing my terminal. I'd rather want to clear the logs in "bpy.context.area.type = 'INFO'". Generally we hover the mouse on info screen , press A to select all the logs and click X/Del button to clear it. $\endgroup$ Sep 24, 2018 at 11:22
  • $\begingroup$ I think I misunderstood the question if you do not find a more elegant solution you could just press keys from python script like here: stackoverflow.com/questions/136734/key-presses-in-python $\endgroup$ Sep 24, 2018 at 11:34

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