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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2004 1:09 am    Post subject: EXE CGI file Reply with quote

How do I use an EXE as a CGI? Do I need to configure anything?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2004 3:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No , EXE files are already setup as a seperate application.

Warning! running .exe files on the server can be dangerous
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2004 12:12 pm    Post subject: Re: EXE CGI file Reply with quote

b123 wrote:
How do I use an EXE as a CGI? Do I need to configure anything?

Yes, you can use it. But you'll have to add it virtual path to the CGI Paths. For example, if your CGI application is in http://yoursite/dir1/dir2/cgiapp.exe , add /dir1/dir2/cgiapp.exe to the CGI Paths. If you have a lot of CGI apps in the same dir, you can use patterns and add /dir1/dir2/*.exe (but be careful when using patterns, a wrong setting can make other .exe run on the server instead of being downloaded.)
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2004 1:22 am    Post subject: Re: EXE CGI file Reply with quote

b123 wrote:
How do I use an EXE as a CGI? Do I need to configure anything?

Write your app in C or C++.
Make sure you stdout "Content-type: text/html\n" before the rest of your code, then compile with:
Code:
gcc -o <source w/o extension>.cgi <source w/ extension>

ex. gcc -o Hello.cgi Hello.c
Then make sure the file is in your /cgi-bin/ alias
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 25, 2004 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Write your app in C or C++.

You can use any language you want to write your CGI EXE, though I would suggest C. I've successfully written a CGI EXE in assembly before, but I don't recommend it! (That was actually before I learned C, and I could rewrite it as a C program much more easily)

Also, just to see whether I could, I made a CGI script in Java. Let me tell you, it was NOT fun to get the server to run it properly!

Here's a quick CGI in C (as a test only - I haven't compiled it but it should work):
Code:
#include <stdio.h>

int main(int argc, char *argv[]) {

puts("Content-type: text/html\n");
puts("<html><head><title>CGI-EXE test</title></head><body>After compiling with your favorite compiler, this program can test your server's options to make sure CGI-EXE scripts work</body></html>");
return 0;

}


Since allowing EXE files to run on your server can be dangerous, I would suggest only using those that you wrote yourself (or those that you compiled yourself after thoroughly reading the source) so that you know what they do.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll need two new lines after the header.

Code:
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

int main(int argc, char *argv[])
{
  puts("HTTP/1.1 200 OK\nContent-type: text/plain\n\nHello world!");
  return 0;
}


I was able to compile this code using Dev-C++ and run it as a CGI application in Abyss.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:23 am    Post subject: CGI in D on Linux Reply with quote

If somebody used DigitalMars D language for CGI application :?:
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:23 pm    Post subject: Re: CGI in D on Linux Reply with quote

kukiz,

We have not tested it but there is no reason why it wouldn't work.
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