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node-cgi

This library is a CGI adaptor for node.js

It is designed to help people run node.js websites off of a shared server (CGI is so old it's available almost everywhere).

Usage

You'll have to create a .htaccess file that rewrites everything to a CGI script:

Options +ExecCGI
AddHandler cgi-script cgi

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule (.*) server.cgi

Copy cgi.js to the same directory and make the actual CGI script (server.cgi in this example):

#!/usr/bin/env node

var cgi = require('./cgi');

var server = cgi.createServer(function(request, response) {
    response.writeHead(200, {'Content-Type': 'text/plain'});
    response.write('This is CGI!');
    response.end();
});
server.listen();

As you can see, using the cgi library is very similar to the http library in node.js

License

The cgi.js library is released under an MIT license. See LICENSE for the full text of the license.

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