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CGI-BIN - what is it for?

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CGI-BIN - what is it for?

I know I know, a really basic question - but does the CGI-BIN folder on the CGI space have any special characteristics, or is it just any old folder?

Should one place all their PHP scripts under this folder?

From reading a few topics I can guess that perhaps certain bolt on programs (forums, baskets etc) are required to be installed under the folder - is that true?

cheers for any answers!

C.
(still a newbie after many years!)
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David_W
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CGI-BIN - what is it for?

lots of scripts like to be chucked into the cgi-bin folder, but the entire of your cgi space is, well, cgi space, you can put php anywhere in there, including sub directories, though you'll need to run fixphppermission.sh or something to get them to run afterwards.
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CGI-BIN - what is it for?

Thanks!

Love the pom-poms btw.

C.