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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.  Oth-
               erwise 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, tcp:dot.ted.qu.ad:port 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 mod-


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               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 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
               fastcgi_param SCRIPT_NAME   cgit;
               fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/fastcgi.sock;

          fcgiwrap was written by Grzegorz Nosek <root@localdomain.pl>
          with contributions by W-Mark Kubacki <wmark@hurrikane.de>.

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

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