How can i execute *.cgi files via browser?

Cliff Wells cliff at
Sun Mar 8 02:37:02 MSK 2009

On Sat, 2009-03-07 at 05:58 -0800, Dieter Zinke wrote:
> I have setup nginx for using perl via this scenario 
> I can run *.pl files but not *.cgi files. Callin a *.cgi file via the browser results in a 
> You have chosen to open
> test.cgi
> which is a: BIN file
> from:
> Would you like to save this file?
> I ve tried to fix this via the mime.types file
>     application/x-perl                    pl pm cgi;
> but that doesn' t work. How can i execute *.cgi files like *.pl files via browser url?

Make sure you clear your browser's cache after changing mime types.  


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