[R-SIG-Mac] any way to tell R.app to clear console (other than simulating cmd-option-L)?

Hans-Jörg Bibiko bibiko at eva.mpg.de
Tue Jul 5 20:13:03 CEST 2011

On 5 Jul 2011, at 19:58, Timothy Bates wrote:

> I’d like to send an applescript command to R.app (from Textmate) to clear the console (as is achieved by “Edit:Clear Console”)
> Is there an R function that achieves that, or calls R.app’s menu items?

Hi Tim,
simply call this AppleScript which sends the key equivalent ⌥⌘L to R.app

tell application "R"
	tell application "System Events"
		keystroke "l" using {command down, option down}
	end tell
end tell


Hans-Joerg Bibiko
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