# [luatex] \input from Lua.

Mon Jan 31 10:35:05 CET 2011

```Am 29.01.2011 um 11:45 schrieb Paul Isambert:

> Hello all,
>
> Is there a way to make TeX read a file from the Lua interface? The best I can do is to issue:
>
> tex.print("\\input{" .. file .. "}")
>
> or something similar. But that is most inconvenient, and anyway it doesn't work in an initialization script. (What I do in such a script is register a function in "process_input_buffer" that returns the first line prefixed with the desired \input statements, and then unregisters itself at once. But that's horrible, it looks like a dirty trick!)

With ConTeXt you write the above as “context.input("<file>")”.