How do I use CGI on my AU webpages?
CGI stands for Common Gateway Interface and allows scripts to run through a Web browser.
To run scripts written in Perl (and some other scripting languages) at AU you will need to register as a CGI user on this page:
Once registered, you must do the following:
Start a terminal session to central ( How do I do that? )
Type mkdir cgi-bin to create a new cgi-bin folder in the root directory
Give the cgi-bin folder executable permissions ( How do I do that? )
Put the script you wish to run in the /cgi-bin/ folder
Give the script executable permissions ( How do I do that? )
Access the script from your Web Browser using one of the following URLs depending on account type:
Account Type URL Staff/Student (xxx1) http://users.aber.ac.uk/cgi-bin/user/ your-user-id / script-name .pl Office (xxxstaff) http://users.aber.ac.uk/cgi-bin/user/ your-user-id / script-name .pl Web (xxxwww) http://www.aber.ac.uk/cgi-bin/user/ your-user-id / script-name .pl
https://www.aber.ac.uk/cgi-bin/user/ your-user-id / script-name .pl (secure)
Replace your-user-id with your user id (e.g. xxx1) and script-name with the name of your script
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