Definition of CGI bin in US English:

CGI bin


  • A server directory where CGI programs are stored.

    • ‘Remember that cgi scripts are normally executed from cgi-bin rather than html or htdocs.’
    • ‘In one place it tells you that cgi files can go in any folder that suits; in another, less obvious place, it tells you they may only be placed in cgi-bin.’
    • ‘For those of you who know something about programming languages, Twiki is an open-source, cgi-bin script written in Perl.’
    • ‘It greatly reduces the complexity of using cgi-bin variables and connecting to databases, and allows programming in an easy-to-learn language within web pages.’
    • ‘To set up your cgi-bin folder, click on ‘CGI Programs’ in the ‘CGI directory aliases’ row.’


CGI bin

/ˌsēˌjēˈī ˌbin/