CS3423 Lab and Set Up Information

Last Updated:  8/14/2017

Many of our class rooms in NPB have been provided with VDI access.

Where is the CS lab?

Lab is in NPB 2.118 (North Paseo Building).

Linux Related Questions


What is Linux?

Linux Overview


What can I do to get more help about linux, vi, and ddd?

vi cheat sheet

unix cheat sheet

ddd Tips (this helps with learning the ddd debugger)

Systems Programming Related Questions


How can I more easily type shebang values?


Login and Remote Access


How do I login to Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)?

VDI login


How can I get to linux servers from VDI?

VDI To Linux


How can I remotely get to UTSA servers?

remote access


There is also a Linux Virtual Machine which can be accessed directly from VDI


Transferring Files


How can I get ssh on my Microsoft Windows workstation at home?

ssh download (download the ssh utility for installation in microsoft windows)


How can I transfer files on Microsoft Windows to UTSA linux servers?

ssh Files to UTSA Linux Servers


How can I remove carriage returns (\r) from Microsoft files on linux?

To see if a file contains carriage returns:

cat filename | od -c

To remove carriage returns from a file:

sed  -i 's/\r//'  filename 


How can I create a zip file containing several files in Linux?
    As a command, type: 
      zip -r zipFileName.zip fileName1 filename2 .



I would like to initially use Microsoft Visual Studio (express) from Windows before uploading my code to UTSA. How do I set up Visual Studio for C?

Using Microsoft Visual Studio



How do i login to blackboard?  From the utsa main web page, www.utsa.edu:

1.       On the menu at the top of the page, select: myUTSA > Blackboard Learn

2.       Enter your abc123 id.

3.       Enter your pass phrase password.

4.       Blackboard will show a list of courses.  Select C3723  

5.       You will see some items listed on the left side that I provided.  Select what you need.