.cgi

File Type Common Gateway Interface Script IconCommon Gateway Interface Script
File Format Standard
Usage Open manually; may be referenced by an application
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

CGI scripts are commonly found on Web servers and contain code written in Perl, C, or other programming languages. They run on the Web server and may generate HTML that is sent to the client's Web browser.

CGI scripts are typically stored in the "cgi-bin" folder within the home folder of a website. They may be used to process form data, send mail messages, or perform other tasks.

Open With
Windows

IconRichardson EditRocket

IconMicrosoft Notepad

IcongVim

macOS

IconBare Bones BBEdit

IconMacroMates TextMate

IconRichardson EditRocket

Unix

IconRichardson EditRocket

IconOther text editor

Updated May 5, 2009
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