Lua reading text files

So I’m trying to read a line from a simple textfile in lua but no matter what I do, the following line won’t execute:

file ="C:\	est\	est.txt", "r")

neither will this execute:

io.input("C:\	est\	est.txt")

Do I miss something obvious or is the io system disabled in the game’s lua engine?

Lots of stuff here to try

Ok turns out io is completelly disabled.

Can we please get at least reading access @Crate?

It doesn’t have to be writing but reading would help a lot…