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Is It Safe To Delete cgi-bin Directory?

Discussion in 'Site & Server Administration' started by jooles, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. #1
    Can I delete my cgi-bin directory without any worries?
    Why does it need to be in my web directory?
    SEMrush
     
    jooles, Dec 27, 2007 IP
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  2. zebulon

    zebulon Well-Known Member

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    you can delete it, but when you refresh it will be there again. It holds jsut basic information and if you run a lot of perl or python scripts / modules, that directory will house it.

    hope that helps...
     
    zebulon, Dec 27, 2007 IP
  3. jooles

    jooles Peon

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    so why does it pop up again after i delete it?
    It's not a huge deal, but i feel like it's cluttering up my tidy webserver
     
    jooles, Dec 27, 2007 IP
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    joebert Well-Known Member

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    Rather than delete it, read up on it. You might be surprized how tidy your webserver could be if you were utilizing that directory.
     
    joebert, Dec 27, 2007 IP
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    devsn Active Member

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    If you don't have scripts on it, and you're bever goin to use it.., then you can delete it.. ;)
     
    devsn, Dec 27, 2007 IP
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    I would leave such directories be.
     
    Agent_Smith, Dec 28, 2007 IP
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    If I'm not using cgi-bin, can I safely delete it?
    https://visanew.com
     
    visanew, Feb 13, 2019 IP
  8. digitech

    digitech Banned

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    no problem, if youre using cpanel, plug and play installer. it's safety
     
    digitech, Mar 1, 2019 IP