cobcrun - Man Page

manual page for cobcrun (GnuCOBOL)


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


GnuCOBOL module loader


-h,  -help

display this help and exit

-V,  -version

display cobcrun and 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     Dec 23 2020 11:52:46 Packaged  Dec 23 2020 10:51:50 UTC

libcob (GnuCOBOL) Copyright © 2020 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     Dec 23 2020 11:52:39 Packaged  Dec 23 2020 10:51:50 UTC

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to: or (preferably) use the issue tracker via the home page.
GnuCOBOL home page: <>
General help using GNU software: <>

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.


December 2020 cobcrun (GnuCOBOL)