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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 back.

       -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 tcp6:[ipv6_addr]:port.

       -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
              When set (e.g., to ""), disables output buffering.


       The  fastest  way  to  see  fcgiwrap do something is to launch it at the command line like
       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

       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)