A file with the CGI extension is a Common Gateway Interface file, that is the reason for its acronym.
Common Gateway Interface is an interface specification that allows web servers to run an external program.
CGI files are text files but since they are written in a programming language like C or Perl, they can function as executable files under certain conditions, but in any case, they are programming scripts.
An example is a CGI file that contains scripts that are responsible for sending email from a form on a website.
These CGI files are often seen in the 'cgi-bin' directory of a web server.
Since CGI files are text files, any text editor can be used to view and edit them.
The Notepad++ program is one of the most suitable for opening CGI files, because it has highlighting, among other tools.
Notepad++ is a source code and text editor compatible with Microsoft Windows.
This software supports tabbed editing, allowing you to work with multiple files open in a single window.
It is important to note that CGI files will not work correctly on a web server if their original format is changed, or even if their extension is changed, therefore, the latter is not recommended.
If you downloaded a CGI file on Android device you can open it by following steps below:
To open CGI File on iOS device follow steps below:
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