Last Updated: 1/18/2023
The CS Main Lab is Open 6:30AM to 11:00PM Monday to Saturday.
All Computer Science virtual resources are still available for use such as the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and server access. The CS Main Lab is open for in-person access when the building is open, which is currently only from Monday - Saturday. Tutoring is located in NPB 2.118, with parallel online tutoring using Slack.
|CS Main Lab Resources|
|Tutoring for CS courses (excluding MATLAB)||
All CS tutors (except MATLAB) will be available for assistance in the CS Main Lab located in NPB 2.118, during the assigned schedules listed below.
Tutors are still being hired, so there may be limited availability for the first couple of weeks!
Slack Lab Tutoring Getting started for UTSA CS Slack. Click here
MATLAB Tutoring Resources
MATLAB tutoring is online via Slack Lab. Follow the instructions on your syllabus to get access.
UTSA is piloting on-demand 24/7 tutoring to connect students with qualified tutors across multiple subjects. The participating CS courses for Tutorme.com are:
For a directory of active CS student organizations at UTSA, please visit the Student Life page.
|CS Main Lab Frequently Asked Questions|
|Linux Related Questions||
What is Linux?
What can I do to get more help about Linux, vi, and ddd?
ddd Tips (this helps with learning the ddd debugger)
|Login and Remote Access||
How do I login to Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)? This can be done either from home or from any UTSA computer.
How do I get on to the UTSA network using Virtual Private Network (VPN) from home?
How can I connect to the CS Linux servers? Note: you need to be connected to the VPN (or using the VDI) before this step.
How can I get ssh on my Microsoft Windows workstation at home?
MobaXterm (download MobaXterm)
How can I transfer files on the UTSA Linux servers to Microsoft Windows on my own machine?
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 you can use either of these:
sed -i 's/\r//' filename
How can I create a zip file containing several files in Linux?
|Compiling C code on Linux (not using the Netbeans IDE)||
How do I compile C (.c) source files?
gcc -c filename.c
Compile and link:
gcc -o executableName filename.c
Link only (using .o produced by gcc -c)
gcc -o executableName filename.o
How can I simplify the compilation process for C programs when it has multiple source files?
|Using the Netbeans IDE for C on Linux||
The Netbeans IDE integrates an easy-to-use text editor, make capability, gcc, and a debugger. This document provides a foundation for the use of netbeans for C in Linux:
|Compiling Java code on Linux||
How can I compile and run java code on Linux?
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?
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 your course.
5. You will see some items listed on the left side provided by the instructor. Select what you need.
For other remote learning resources, please visit our CS Remote Instruction webpage.