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Where should I put my Perl scripts?
Here at Mxhub Perl scripts (*.pl, *.cgi files) can be executed from any
location within your public_html directory. While there are a few
relatively minor potential benefits in storing Perl scripts within the
cgi-bin directory doing so is strictly optional.
Possible benefits of storing Perl scripts in cgi-bin:
- As /cgi-bin is a common default location used to store Perl
scripts many free scripts will be setup to run in that path by default;
- Users of Microsoft FrontPage should note that storing
scripts in cgi-bin will decrease any chance of FrontPage making
unwanted permission setting changes
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