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File TypeCOBOL Source Code File

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Definition

Source code file written in COBOL (COmmon Business-Oriented Language), one of the oldest programming languages still in use; often used for writing programs for business, accounting, and administration; must be compiled by a COBOL compiler for the target system before run.

More Information

Several different standards for COBOL exist, beginning with COBOL-68 and including COBOL-74, COBOL-85, and COBOL 2002. Therefore, you should make sure your text editor and compiler support the appropriate version of COBOL you're using.

Programs that open CBL files
Windows
File Viewer Plus
IBM COBOL
GnuCOBOL
Alchemy Solutions NetCOBOL
Mac
GnuCOBOL
Linux
TinyCOBOL
GnuCOBOL
Updated 9/18/2015