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From BAO RuiXian <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] httpd.conf: options directives for cgi
Date Fri, 04 Jun 2004 19:00:41 GMT

Barth (John) Jones wrote:

> I'm trying to enable cgi scripts (perl) to run on my WidowsXPPro 
> Apache2.  I interpret Apache's options descriptions for "execcgi" and 
> "followsyslinks" to mean that I can create a cgi-bin folder but I have 
> to initialize these options directives in order to use the cgi-bin: 
> execgi has to be declared for my cgi-bin directory and followsyslinks 
> has to be declared for my document root directory in order to 
> access execute scripts from a web page.  Is this accurate?

The ExecCGI option is partly yes, but not the FollowSymLinks option. 
But, to enable a CGI directory, you can simply ScriptAlias it. The 
directive ScriptAlias is meant for all the scripts in a directory, while 
ExecCGI is used for files with certain extensions in a directory.



> Thanks

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