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Template:Unreliable sources In computer programming, CobolScript is a COBOL-based scripting language.[1] CobolScript has syntax familiar to COBOL programmers and is used for data conversion, batch interfaces, and server-side scripting. It has versions for Microsoft Windows, Linux, SunOS and FreeBSD.

Hello, world

The following program produces the HTML of a very simple web page, and can be run on a web server (standard output is redirected to the web browser).

      * "Hello world" program                                   
       DISPLAY `Content-type: text/html`.
       DISPLAY `<HTML><BODY>`.
       DISPLAY `<CENTER>Hello World</CENTER>`.
       DISPLAY `</BODY></HTML>`.

By default, CobolScript uses the grave accent to delimit strings (although this can be changed using command-line options).[2]


  1. Imajo, T.; Miyake, T. ; Sato, S. ; Ito, T. ; Yokotsuka, D. ; Tsujihata, Y. ; Uemura, S. (2000). "COBOL Script: a business-oriented scripting language". Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference, 2000.: 231 - 240. Template:Citation error. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  2. CobolScript reference manual, page 23, The CobolScript String Delimiter: “In CobolScript ... the default string delimiter is the Gravè accent”.

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