Here’s a sample COBOL bubble sort program for linux. You can simply save the source (.cbl file) on your computer then compile and link the code to an executable with the following command.
sudo cobc -free -x -o sort sort.cbl
IDENTIFICATION DIVISION. PROGRAM-ID. SORT. DATA DIVISION. WORKING-STORAGE SECTION. 01 ARR OCCURS 5 TIMES PIC S9(2). 01 TEMP PIC 999 VALUE 000. 01 I PIC 9 VALUE 0. 01 J PIC 9 VALUE 1. PROCEDURE DIVISION. DISPLAY "ENTER ANY FIVE NUMBERS:" PERFORM UNTIL I = 5 ADD 1 TO I ACCEPT ARR(I) END-PERFORM. MOVE 1 TO I. PERFORM UNTIL I > 5 MOVE I TO J PERFORM UNTIL J > 5 IF (ARR(I) > ARR(J)) MOVE ARR(I) TO TEMP MOVE ARR(J) TO ARR(I) MOVE TEMP TO ARR(J) END-IF ADD 1 TO J GIVING J END-PERFORM ADD 1 TO I GIVING I END-PERFORM. DISPLAY "AFTER SORTING:" MOVE 0 TO I. PERFORM UNTIL I = 5 ADD 1 TO I DISPLAY I ":= " ARR(I) END-PERFORM. STOP RUN.
Execute the program by simply typing ./sort at the command prompt. It will prompt you to enter 5 numbers. The results are.Download the sort.cbl file here