Knowledgebase: Hosting Glossary
cgi-bin
Posted by Head Nerd in Charge on 30 October 2005 02:24 PM
The most common name of a directory on a web server in which CGI programs are stored. The “bin” part of “cgi-bin” is a shorthand version of “binary”, because once upon a time, most programs were refered to as “binaries”. In real life, most programs found in cgi-bin directories are text files -- scripts that are executed by binaries located elsewhere on the same machine.
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