If you're not familiar with CGI scripts, they're simply executable files that get invoked by a web server with client requests. The script has Environment Variables set that indicate information about the HTTP request the client has sent.
Here's what a simple "Hello World" CGI script in
sh would look like:
#!/bin/sh# Headers are written first. The special "Status"# header indicates the response status codeecho "Status: 200"echo "Content-Type: text/plain"echo# Followed by a response bodyecho "Hello World!"
Let's call it
hello.cgi. Be sure to make it executable with
chmod +x hello.cgi!
Now, we need to set up our Node HTTP server. For every request sent to the server,
hello.cgi script will be invoked, and the response will be sent back to the
var cgi = ;var http = ;var path = ;var script = path;http;
This will set up a CGI handler with the default options.
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