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    SitePoint Guru DeNasio's Avatar
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    What exactly is CGIwrap?

    My webhost offer the possibility to automatically install CGIwrap. But what is CGIwrap exactly? Why should I install it?
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    Originally posted by samsm
    CGIWrap
    http://cgiwrap.unixtools.org/

    The google search that found that link
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&i...59-1&q=CGIwrap
    I've read that, but I still don't understand! That's why I came to this board so someone can explain it to me in simple english language!
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    Alright, Pair has a better plain english description:
    http://www.pair.com/pair/support/lib...i/cgiwrap.html

    cgiwrap is a "script wrapper" that lets your scripts execute under your own userid and group instead of user nobody and group www. As an added benefit, cgiwrap can also make the standard error output of your scripts visible through your Web browser. This is often very useful for debugging.
    Basically, it shifts script execution to your username, the benefit being that you don't have to chmod your scripts to 777 (read-write-execute by all users who can reach that file). On a shared system, 777 can be a security risk.

    Also helpful:
    http://www.ku.edu/~acs/docs/other/cgiwrap.shtml
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