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Run CGI apps under Python WSGI protocol

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Run CGI apps under Python WSGI protocol (PEP 333).

This is a simple WSGI application that executes an external process and translates the WSGI protocol to the Common Gateway Interface (CGI).


from wsgiref.simple_server import make_server import wsgi2cgi

def app(environ, start_response):

wapp = wsgi2cgi.CGI(‘/path/to/executable.cgi’) return wapp.application(environ, start_response)

httpd = make_server(‘’, 8000, app) print “Serving on…” httpd.serve_forever()

The CGI class supports two arguments:

  • command: absolute path to the CGI application executable.

  • extra_env: additional environment variables.

The WSGI application can be used with any server supporting WSGI.

More information:


The module can be installed using

python install

Alternativelly it can be installed with pip:

pip install wsgi2cgi


This package is open source under the MIT license terms. Check COPYING file for further details.


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