I am new to Apache, and need some basic guidance. I want to be able to run some perl cgi files that have an extension of ".pl". If I rename them to ".cgi", they work fine, but I need to run them as ".pl". I added the line "AddHandler cgi-script .pl" to the .htaccess in the directory that contains the file, but that doesn't seem to work. I have a cludgy workaround. If I create a directory with a .pl extension, for instance "test.pl", and place my script in that directory with the name "index.cgi" and a .htaccess file containing the line "Options +ExecCGI", i get what I want, but there has to be a better way, I just don't know what it is. BTW I wasn't sure I needed the "." in the addhandler, so I also tried the command "AddHandler cgi-script pl", but that didn't work either.
Any help would be appreciated.