The cob command enables you to produce executable files of the following types:
.int files are dynamically loadable, and don't need to be linked into a system executable.
.gnt files are dynamically loadable, and don't need to be linked into a system executable.
The cob command provides the interface between your COBOL source program and the following COBOL system components:
It also provides an interface to the C++ compiler, cc (the C compiler) and as (the Assembler).
If the source code to be compiled contains characters beyond the standard 7-bit ASCII character set (for example, accented characters or characters belonging to multi-byte character sets), you must ensure that the locale has been set correctly, to match the source encoding of these characters. This means setting LANG, LC_CTYPE, or LC_ALL appropriately; each of these variables takes precedence over the former.