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Re: Executing text

by BazB (Priest)
on Nov 26, 2003 at 10:06 UTC ( #310274=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Executing text

As duff suggests, you should read perlsec.
Just to stress the point: accepting input from an untrusted source - especially when that input will be eval'ed by perl - can be a serious security hole.

Imagine if the input was `rm -rf /`...

If the information in this post is inaccurate, or just plain wrong, don't just downvote - please post explaining what's wrong.
That way everyone learns.

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Re: Re: Executing text
by Arbogast (Monk) on Nov 26, 2003 at 15:25 UTC
    Sounds like you want to learn the eval command in Perl, and might want to take a look at Text::Template.

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