cgi-bin

cgi-bin

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cgi-bin

The directory on a Web server in which CGI scripts are typically stored. CGI scripts are text files, not binary files, but the "bin" designation has traditionally been used for any directory that holds programs. See CGI script.
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The software was implemented without too much difficulty (six months of programmer effort), because Mistral included application programming interfaces and is now capable (through a cgi-bin C program) of generating HTML pages on the fly to answer user queries.
This comes in handy when dealing with "cgi-bin" images described below.