Can we know, with python, if the system console of blender is open? I know that we can open or close it with this function:


But it doesn't return the 'state' of the system console like open or closed (True,False).

I want to be sure that the console is open when i execute one of my script.

  • $\begingroup$ I see there is a toggle() command but what about explicitly open() or close()?. If you have those you should be able to do a Boolean evaluation. what parameter can you pass to toggle? $\endgroup$ – user320 Oct 3 '13 at 15:16
  • $\begingroup$ This function doesn't accept any parameters and return just a {'FINISHED'}. It just open the console if it's close and vice versa. $\endgroup$ – lucblender Oct 3 '13 at 17:02

Short Answer: You cannot

First, bpy.ops.wm.console_toggle() is available only on Windows. And I admit, it is a work around. Other OSs run without a console. If you want a console, you must start blender from a terminal on Linux and Mac.

The I/O steam redirect blender.exe > out.txt should work. (but I haven't test it)

If you realy want to communicate with user, you should use a dialog box: http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Dev:2.5/Py/Scripts/Cookbook/Code_snippets/Interface

error message or save it in a log file. Those methods should work on any system.


On C code side, the function returns the current status, and you can query the status.

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    $\begingroup$ I can confirm streaming blender in linux works. $\endgroup$ – Kirbinator Oct 4 '13 at 20:30

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