[LON-CAPA-users] File access from LonCapa?

Guy Albertelli II lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Thu, 15 Jun 2006 12:47:57 -0400 (EDT)

Hi Robert,

> <font size="2">Is it possible to access files from within the Perl
> scripts in LonCapa? 

No, 'open' and similar opcodes have been specifically disabled to
prevent hack attempts against the server.

The only means to read a file is the <import>.

> My thought was to publish a text file, then try and
> read/update it from within a perl script.

We specifically can't allow 'update' since that would bypass the
publication mechanism and thus servers would fail to be in sync.

guy@albertelli.com   0-7-1-8-27,137