Process to System Executable File (-x[,CC])

Creates a system executable file from the files input to the cob command. The input file can be any file type except a .gnt file. By default, the name of this module is the base-name of the first object being linked. It has no extension.

You also can use this option to produce a full RTS, for example,

cob -xo

The CC option to the -x flag enables you to link COBOL and C++ objects into an executable file. If C++ (.C) source files are specified, the C++ compiler is invoked to compile them to object code first.

For example, if you want to link the C++ program cprg.C and the COBOL program cobprg.cbl, use the following commands:

cob -x,CC cobprg.cbl cprg.C