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The "cgi" command:

Usage: fossil ?cgi? FILE

This command causes Fossil to generate reply to a CGI request.

The FILE argument is the name of a control file that provides Fossil
with important information such as where to find its repository.  In
a typical CGI deployment, FILE is the name of the CGI script and will
typically look something like this:

     #!/usr/bin/fossil
     repository: /home/somebody/project.db

The command name, "cgi", may be omitted if the GATEWAY_INTERFACE
environment variable is set to "CGI", which should always be the
case for CGI scripts run by a webserver.  Fossil ignores any lines
that begin with "#".

The following control lines are recognized:

   repository: PATH         Name of the Fossil repository

   directory:  PATH         Name of a directory containing many Fossil
                            repositories whose names all end with ".fossil".
                            There should only be one of "repository:"
                            or "directory:"

   notfound: URL            When in "directory:" mode, redirect to
                            URL if no suitable repository is found.

   repolist                 When in "directory:" mode, display a page
                            showing a list of available repositories if
                            the URL is "/".

   localauth                Grant administrator privileges to connections
                            from 127.0.0.1 or ::1.

   skin: LABEL              Use the built-in skin called LABEL rather than
                            the default.  If there are no skins called LABEL
                            then this line is a no-op.

   files: GLOBLIST          GLOBLIST is a comma-separated list of GLOB
                            patterns that specify files that can be
                            returned verbatim.  This feature allows Fossil
                            to act as a web server returning static
                            content.

   setenv: NAME VALUE       Set environment variable NAME to VALUE.  Or
                            if VALUE is omitted, unset NAME.

   HOME: PATH               Shorthand for "setenv: HOME PATH"

   debug: FILE              Causing debugging information to be written
                            into FILE.

   errorlog: FILE           Warnings, errors, and panics written to FILE.

   redirect: REPO URL       Extract the "name" query parameter and search
                            REPO for a check-in or ticket that matches the
                            value of "name", then redirect to URL.  There
                            can be multiple "redirect:" lines that are
                            processed in order.  If the REPO is "*", then
                            an unconditional redirect to URL is taken.

Most CGI files contain only a "repository:" line.  It is uncommon to
use any other option.

See also: http, server, winsrv