The following environment variables are applicable to all components of Enterprise Server.
LANG=language[_territory[.codepage]] export LANG
LANG=fr_FR export LANG
LINES=n export LINES
n The depth of the terminal screen or window, in lines.
The default, when LINES is unset or null, is to use the lines value as defined in the specified terminal's terminfo entry, or the current depth of the terminal window if you are using X windows. The terminal type is specified via the standard UNIX environment variable, TERM.
On non-windowing environments, where the terminal screen area cannot be resized, the LINES values does not need to be set.
In windowing environments, where the size of windows can be changed, the initial size of the window is used in preference to the lines value in terminfo. When the window is resized, the new size is reread. If the new size is greater than the initial size then the extra lines might not be used.
If you want to use the full depth of the window you might need to set LINES to the current depth of the window on some platforms.
Using LINES values that do not correspond to the actual depth of the window produces unexpected results.
LINES=50 export LINES
Specifies the directory or directories for the UNIX system, cob command, and the run-time system to search for shared libraries and callable shared objects. If you have installed the product to a directory other than the default one, you must set this variable to include $COBDIR/lib on all platforms except AIX (which uses LIBPATH). It should also include any directories that contain callable shared objects used by your application. If you have installed the product in the default directory (/opt/microfocus/EnterpriseDeveloper), you do not need to set this variable.
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=pathname[:pathname]... export LD_LIBRARY_PATH
pathname A path or a list of paths, each separated by a colon (:).
The list of directories must include $COBDIR/lib. The COBDIR environment variable is described earlier.
This environment variable is a system environment variable; see your UNIX documentation for more information.
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$COBDIR/lib:/home/mydir/myapp:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH export LD_LIBRARY_PATH
LIBPATH=pathname[:pathname]... export LIBPATH
pathname A directory to search for shared libraries.
MAINFRAME_FLOATING_POINT=fpstatus export MAINFRAME_FLOATING_POINT
fpstatus Which format to use for floating point data items. This must be one of:
Setting MAINFRAME_FLOATING_POINT to anything other than true has the same effect as setting it to false.
The setting of this environment variable can be overridden by the NATIVE-FLOATING-POINT directive.
|Operating system default - sets country code based on CBL_GET_OS_INFO
This setting is only applicable on Windows platforms.
|DEFAULT||Set to 0437 (US English) on UNIX.|
|0043||273, 1141||German (Austrian)|
|0044||285, 1146||UK English|
|0081†||930 (290, 300)||* Japanese Katakana Extended|
|0082||933 (833, 834)||*Korean|
|0086||13676 (836, 837)||*Simplified Chinese|
See Arabic Support Considerations below.
|0437||37, 1140||US English|
|0500||500, 1148||International (Latin 1)|
|0886||937 (37, 835)||*Traditional Chinese|
|0930 †||930 (290, 300)||*Japanese Katakana Extended|
|0939 †||939 (1027, 300)||*Japanese Latin Extended|
|9122 †||9122 (290, 300)||*Japanese Katakana|
Character sets marked with an asterisk (*) are capable of mixed single-byte and double-byte character translation. EBCDIC CCSIDs in these rows indicate the mixed-byte CCSID first, followed by the single-byte, then double-byte Code Page Global Identifiers (CPGIDs) in parenthesis.
Other EBCDIC CCSIDs in parentheses reflect a 'non-Euro, Euro' pair for appropriate country codes.
| Country Code
|1140||37,1140||Dutch US English Portuguese|
|1141||273,1141||German (Austrian) German|
|1148||500,1148||International (Latin 1)|
A code between 2000 and 9999 (except 9122) corresponds to a user-defined translation table. User-defined tables are created using the Codecomp utility.
MFCSCFG=filename export MFCSCFG
filename The name of the configuration file.
MFCSCFG=/home/mydir/mfclisrv.cfg export MFCSCFG
The value of MFCSCFG is overridden by any value defined in the command line. If neither of the above yields a filename, the default filename mfclisrv.cfg is assumed, and is searched for in the current directory. If that in turn is not found, the default settings for the configuration entries are used.
MFLOGDIR=dirname export MFLOGDIR
dirname The name of the directory for log files.
MFLOGDIR=/home/mydir/logs export MFLOGDIR
Specifies a configuration file for Language Environment (LE) runtime options.
MFLECONFIG=filename export MFLECONFIG
filename The file containing the LE runtime options you want to use.
Specifies the directories to be searched by all UNIX programs, including the runtime system, when finding executables to be run.
PATH=pathname[:pathname]... export PATH
pathname A directory to search for executables.
PATH=$COBDIR/bin:$PATH export PATH
TERM=name export TERM
name The name of the terminal in the terminfo database.
TERM=at386 export TERM
Specifies the directory to be searched by all UNIX programs, including the runtime system, for the UNIX system terminfo database.
TERMINFO=pathname export TERMINFO
pathname The name of a directory that contains the UNIX system terminfo database.
The UNIX system terminfo database is used by all UNIX applications that need to use a terminal. However, COBOL applications tend to make much fuller and sophisticated use of the terminal and require a fuller terminfo description than is required by typical UNIX applications such as vi. Some terminal capabilities, such as those set during the initialization of the terminal to control the use of function keys, commonly conflict with the needs of typical COBOL applications. In such cases, the terminal information required by COBOL can be stored in a separate terminfo database and referenced using COBTERMINFO.
TMPDIR=pathname export TMPDIR
pathname The directory used by UNIX applications for any temporary work files. Temporary work files can be created by COBOL utilities such as Cob or by the runtime system when it executes statements such as SORT. If you do not specify a directory, the system default directory is used.
You might need to use this environment variable if the runtime system needs to page data to disk when creating heaps or sorting.