Server-Side Includes

Server-side includes are a simple way of generating documents that are the same apart from a small dynamic part (such as a page access counter). The HTTP server needs to be configured to accept them.

A tutorial is at . Most commonly used is the exec command

<!--#exec cmd="..." -->
The command in "..." will be given to /bin/sh to execute. e.g.

<!--#exec cmd="/bin/date" -->
will include today's date in the document.


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