CGI File Extension

File Type

Common Gateway Interface Script




Executable Files





Basic information about the CGI file

Files with the CGI extension are found in 3 operating systems which include Linux, Mac OS, Windows. CGI files are most often associated with the gedit program. The developer of this program is The GNOME Project. Additionally, CGI files can be handled by applications like gVim, Adobe Contribute, EditRocket, Windows Notepad.

The data in the CGI files are saved in the manner characteristic for Executable Files. Files of a different type with the extension CGI can be encountered on various operating systems, and their number is 140. The Common Gateway Interface Script file format and the gedit program were developed by N/A. This particular Common Gateway Interface Script file was most likely generated by the gedit program. CGI detailed description

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CGI File Extension

What is a(n) CGI file??

The CGI file extension is used for two main purposes - to store the compiled script of a CGI program and to trigger an executable program on another machine with a set of commands.

You can open .CGI files in text editors like Notepad or Notepad++ by navigating to the location where they are stored.

The most popular use case of the CGI script is Web server programs. The .CGI file allows you to create dynamic web pages with scripts that can be used on different types of web servers. The file extension was first created by USENET group, which shared their programs to make internet browsing easier for users.

CGI File Tools

What tools are available?

We provide some of the most important tools for working with the CGI file. With their help you will be able to perform many operations on CGI files. You will be able to open, preview, edit or convert your CGI file.

CGI File Opener

One of the most used tools is CGI opener. You will learn a few ways to open your CGI file. If you already open the CGI file, you will have more options to work with the file.

CGI File Viewer

CGI Viewer is a type of tool that will allow you to preview the content of a CGI file online, without installing any specialized software. Just go to the link provided and select your file. Next, our system will try to view the contents of the CGI file.

CGI File Converter

Try to convert the CGI file to a different format if problems arise while working with the CGI file. Converting the CGI file will give you more options for editing the data in the file.

CGI File Editor

If you want to edit the content of CGI file, please use CGI editor. If you need to be able to edit the CGI file as much as possible, then it is best to install special software designed for this purpose. Check out our CGI file editor page and learn about the possibilities



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