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What are CGI files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a CGI file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or 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.

How to open CGI files

We have identified one CGI opener that is compatible with this specific type of CGI file.

Programs that open files


Last updated: July 31, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

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.

TeraPadTeraPadUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted
EmEditorEmEditorUser submitted
RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
VxEditorVxEditorUser submitted
Adobe DreamweaverAdobe DreamweaverUser submitted
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerUser submitted
iTunesiTunesUser submitted
Apsaly Text EditorApsaly Text EditorUser submitted

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