cgiexec is a CGI program which allows execution
of a server-side Unix command line from the web page.
This may be useful for someone who wants to perform
some routine Unix admin tasks from the web, like
e.g. checking log files, or reading man pages.
This is how typically it looks:
may result on my machine in something like
or another example:
may result in something like
cgiexec searches environmental variable
for "command=xxx" and takes "xxx" as a command-line
string to execute. Any leading '/' in command-line are stripped
away for security reasons. Only executables from
the same directory where cgiexec resides can be
executed by cgiexec.
The examples of Unix programs which may be executed by cgiexec
The output from the command line is HTML-formatted and
is passed back to the browser as shown above. To download
cgiexec go to
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