Installing GnuCOBOL 3.1 on Windows

Download installer binaries from:

You can choose another download options in:

Rename the installer dowloaded to .exe:
GC312-VBI-rename-7z-to-exe.7z -> GC31-VBI.exe

Run the installer:

Trust in the installer:

Input the Folder to unpack the files:

Add Environment Variables:
Right-click the Computer icon and choose Properties, or in Windows Control Panel, choose System
- Choose Advanced system settings. …
- On the Advanced tab, click Environment Variables
- Click New to create a new environment variable and add all below:

And add the directory of instalation to end of your system PATH:

Test your installation compiling and running a COBOL program:
Open a new command prompt and execute the following commands

cd /d C:\GnuCobol3.1
cobc -x -fixed testfunc.cob

Ready! Now you start to program with COBOL in Visual Studio Code tottaly free!!!!

Have fun!

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