Did your computer fail to open a CGI file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .CGI files.
What is a CGI file?
CGI stands for Common Gateway Interface. Files that contain the .cgi file extension are are script files that are written in the C or Perl programming languages. These files are used to create web pages and they are usually stored within the cgi-bin folder of a website directory. The files define how web server software delegates the generation of certain web pages including executable files and stand-alone applications. These are often referred to as CGI scripts.
CGI scripts can be written in any programming language, but scripting languages are most commonly used to create these pages. CGI files are commonly used to run basic Web scripts, enabling website features such as integrated email message forms and rotating advertisements.
Suggest another file format using extension CGI
While we know of one file format using the .CGI file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .CGI file.
Various CGI file openers, viewers, etc.
These apps are known to open certain types of CGI files. Remember, different programs may use CGI files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.