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This is a prerelease version of GnuCOBOL.



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GnuCOBOL (formerly OpenCOBOL) is a free COBOL compiler. cobc translates COBOL source to executable using intermediate C, designated C compiler and linker.

To install GnuCOBOL, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install gnucobol --pre

To upgrade GnuCOBOL, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade gnucobol --pre


  • chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageName= 'GnuCOBOL'
    $distDir    = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $url        = ''
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $packageName
      unzipLocation = $distDir
      fileType      = 'exe'
      url           = $url
      softwareName  = 'GnuCOBOL*'
      checksum      = '26B4BCFE51119A0D17790B12088132A2'
      checksumType  = 'md5'
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Keisuke Nishida
  • Roger While
  • Simon Sobisch
  • Sergey Kashyrin
  • Ron Norman


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
GnuCOBOL 3.0-rc1 200 Wednesday, May 30, 2018 exempted
GnuCOBOL 2.2-rc 203 Thursday, August 24, 2017 exempted
GnuCOBOL 2.0-rc2 223 Sunday, April 2, 2017 exempted

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