CGI file extension - Common Gateway Interface script
What is cgi file? How to open cgi files?
The cgi file extension is related to the The Common Gateway Interface. CGI is a standard for interfacing external applications with information servers, such as HTTP or Web servers.
A plain HTML document that the Web daemon retrieves is static, which means it exists in a constant state: a text file that doesn't change. A CGI program, on the other hand, is executed in real-time, so that it can output dynamic information.
For example, let's say that you wanted to "hook up" your Unix database to the World Wide Web, to allow people from all over the world to query it. Basically, you need to create a CGI program that the Web daemon will execute to transmit information to the database engine, and receive the results back again and display them to the client. This is an example of a gateway, and this is where CGI, currently version 1.1, got its origins.
The database example is a simple idea, but most of the time rather difficult to implement. There really is no limit as to what you can hook up to the Web. The only thing you need to remember is that whatever your CGI program does, it should not take too long to process. Otherwise, the user will just be staring at their browser waiting for something to happen.
The default software associated to cgi file type:
Company or developer:
Notepad++ is very popular free text and source code editor. It supports syntax highlighting and syntax folding for C, C++, HTML, ASP, Java, Pascal, PHP, Cobol, CSS etc. Notepad++ also supports plugins to add new features. It is localized to many languages.
Company or developer:
Coda is HTML source code editor and web designing tool for Apple Mac computers.
List of software applications associated to the .cgi file extension
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that can be done with the file: like open cgi file, edit cgi file, convert cgi file, view cgi file, play cgi file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).
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- Open cgi file
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Software that open cgi file - Common Gateway Interface script
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