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       fcgiwrap - serve CGI applications over FastCGI


       fcgiwrap [OPTIONS]


       fcgiwrap  is a simple server for running CGI applications over FastCGI.
       It hopes to provide clean CGI support to Nginx (and other  web  servers
       that may need it).


       -c number
              Number of fcgiwrap processes to prefork.

       -f     Redirect  STDERR  output from executed CGI through FastCGI so it
              shows in the web  server  error  log.   Otherwise  it  would  be
              returned  on  fcgiwrap's  STDERR, which could be redirected.  If
              running  through  spawn-fcgi,  fcgiwrap's  STDERR  is  sent   to
              /dev/null,  so  this  option  provides  a way to get that output

       -s socket_url
              A URL for the listen socket to  bind  to.  By  default  fcgiwrap
              expects  a  listen  socket  to  be  passed on file descriptor 0,
              matching the FastCGI convention.  The recommended way to  deploy
              fcgiwrap is to run it under a process manager that takes care of
              opening the socket. However, for simple configurations and  one-
              off  tests  this  option  may be used. Valid socket_urls include
              unix:/path/to/unix/socket,       and

       -h     Show a help message and exit.


       When running, fcgiwrap evaluates these environment variables set by the
       web server calling an  fcgi-script.  The  variables  DOCUMENT_ROOT  and
       SCRIPT_NAME  will  be  concatenated and the resulting executable run as
       CGI script wrapped as FastCGI, with the remainder after the script name
       available  as PATH_INFO. To disable PATH_INFO mangling, set up your web
       server to pass SCRIPT_FILENAME, which should contain the complete  path
       to the script. Then PATH_INFO will not be modified.

              directory which the script resides in
              actual executable
              complete  path  to CGI script. When set, overrides DOCUMENT_ROOT
              and SCRIPT_NAME


       The fastest way to see fcgiwrap do something is to  launch  it  at  the
       command line like this:
       fcgiwrap -s unix:/var/run/fcgiwrap.sock
       Apart  from  potential  permission problems etc., it should be ready to
       accept FastCGI requests and run CGI scripts.

       Most probably you will want to launch fcgiwrap by  spawn-fcgi  using  a
       configuration like this:

       FCGI_EXTRA_OPTIONS="-M 0700"

       Nginx  can  be configured to have the arbitrary CGI cgit run as FastCGI
       as follows:

       location / {
            fastcgi_param DOCUMENT_ROOT /var/www/localhost/htdocs/cgit/;
            fastcgi_param SCRIPT_NAME   cgit;
            fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/fastcgi.sock;


       fcgiwrap was  written  by  Grzegorz  Nosek  <>  with
       contributions by W-Mark Kubacki <>.

       This  manual page was written by Jordi Mallach <> (with
       contributions by Grzegorz Nosek) for the Debian  project  (and  may  be
       used by others).

                                  Jun 3, 2010                      FCGIWRAP(8)