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How to add CGI and Perl in apache

Configuring Apache to run CGI programs isn't that hard. First, you need to assign an alias for your script directory. So you create a special location, called an alias, to the actual CGI directory. Edit your httpd.conf file and add the line below: ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/  /usr/local/apache/share/cgi-bin/ However, this does not configure Apache to run the programs it finds in the cgi-bin directory. To actually execute programs, you need to edit the access.conf file by adding a section like this: <Directory /usr/local/apache/share/cgi-bin> Options ExecCGI AddHandler cgi-script   .cgi   .pl </Directory>   Here is how CGI works You need a web page that uses forms to call the cgi script. Create a plain text file called testcgi.html Here it is: ""> <html><head> <meta content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1" http-equiv="content-type"> <title>testcgi</title> </head>