BizTerm Definition
Full Definition

The most common name of a directory on a web server in which CGI programs are stored. The ?bin? part of ?cgi-bin? is a shorthand version of ?binary?, because once upon a time, most programs were referred to as ?binaries?. In real life, most programs found in cgi-bin directories are text files -- scripts that are executed by binaries located elsewhere on the same machine. See Also: CGI

Previous Biz Term Next Biz Term