# latex2rtf-users

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#### [Latex2rtf-users] Online RTF generation - can I disable IO? Fergus GallagherWed Dec 10 07:00:56 2008

I want to use latex2rtf to generate an online RTF version of user-supplied
data (specifically bibtex data) but I can't find a way to ensure that a user
can't get away with things like "\input /etc/passwd" in an entry.

Actually, I do this:

\begin{thebibliography}{xx}
\let\input\relax
\let\openin\relax
\let\openout\relax
\let\import\relax
\let\include\relax
\let\catcode\relax

which seems to work but I'm not happy that a clever TeXhacker couldn't find
a way around that.

Regular TeX allows a few flags in texmf.cnf (shell_escape=f, openout_any=p
openin_any=p) which seem, on paper at least, to do the job.

Are there similar options in latex2rtf?

Regards,

--
Fergus Gallagher

"The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be
pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues." -
Elizabeth Taylor

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