cobcrun - Man Page

manual page for cobcrun 3.2.0


cobcrun [options] PROGRAM [parameter ...]
cobcrun options


GnuCOBOL module loader


-h,  --help

display this help and exit

-V,  --version

display version information for cobcrun + runtime and exit


display runtime version and exit

-i,  --info

display runtime information (build/environment)

-v,  --verbose

display extended output with --info

-c <file>, --config=<file>

set runtime configuration from <file>

-r,  --runtime-config

display current runtime configuration (value and origin for all settings)

-M <module>, --module=<module>

set entry point module name and/or load path where -M module prepends any directory to the dynamic link loader library search path and any basename to the module preload list (COB_LIBRARY_PATH and/or COB_PRELOAD)


Written by Roger While, Simon Sobisch, Brian Tiffin Built     Jul 28 2023 19:20:43 Packaged  Jul 28 2023 17:02:56 UTC

libcob (GnuCOBOL) 3.2.0 Copyright © 2023 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License LGPLv3+: GNU LGPL version 3 or later <> This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Written by Keisuke Nishida, Roger While, Ron Norman, Simon Sobisch, Edward Hart Built     Jul 28 2023 19:20:42 Packaged  Jul 28 2023 17:02:56 UTC

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to: or (preferably) use the issue tracker via the home page.
GnuCOBOL home page: <>
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See Also

The full documentation for cobcrun is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the info and cobcrun programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info gnucobol

should give you access to the complete manual.


July 2023 GnuCOBOL 3.2.0