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CGI File Format

Common gateway interface script

CGI is a source code file format used for website formatting. CGI stands for Common Gateway Interface script, and is used for running basic website scripts. CGI files are text-based files which contain coding in Perl or C# programming language. CGI files are usually stored in a “cgi-bin” within a website directory on a web server.

MIME: wwwserver/shellcgi

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This was last updated in July 2010
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