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Starting an applicationon the web server

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I'm trying to learn CGI , i just want to know how to start an application to run on a webserver after the client hits a link to that application.
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First you need to config the web server to have a CGI directory, then put your CGI program there, normally it is PERL script but can also be written in other languages such c/c++.  Then the link shall point to the CGI program.  More commonly, there is a form and a submit button, whenever the user clicks the button, the form data is sent to the CGI program.
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thanks for answering my question...but i need more details on this... I'm not actually submitting a form or something... I just wanted to start an application on my web server when ever this link is clicked...
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That is the same.

Say you have a cgi, whose url is http://yourhost/yourcgi.cgi.  Then you should have a link such as: http://yourhost/yourcgi.cgi?querystring.

If the cgi program does not need to have any input, then you can omit the ?querystring part.
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