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Archive for April 30th, 2019

No, Visual Studio Community 2017 is not a 30 day trial – via Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/30

Visual Studio Community 2017 needs a license renewal every ~30 days with a Microsoft account: [WayBack] Visual Studio Community 2017 is a 30 day trial? – Stack Overflow.

This means it is not a trial, but it does not a Microsoft account, and communicate with it every ~30 days which you can get at [WayBack] Microsoft account | Sign In or Create Your Account Today.

Messages you can get:

  • “We could not download a license. Please check your network connection or proxy settings” – meaning: sign in with a Microsoft account by clicking “Add an account…”
  • “We could not download a license, Please ensure your accounts are authenticated.” – meaning you have to click “Reenter your credentials”


Posted in .NET, Development, Software Development, Visual Studio 2017, Visual Studio and tools | Leave a Comment »

bash – aliasing cd to pushd – is it a good idea? – Unix & Linux Stack Exchange

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/30

On my research list: [WayBack] bash Рaliasing cd to pushd Рis it a good idea? РUnix & Linux Stack Exchange

It has a nice discussion on complements to pushd/popd/cd/dirs including a very nice set of navd scripts that eases the navigation of the directory stack.

I found it because the ESXi busybox¬†does not have pushd¬†and popd¬†and a cd¬†won’t work from inside a shell script:¬†[WayBack]¬†linux – Why doesn’t “cd” work in a bash shell script? – Stack Overflow

It also made me find out that the ESXi busybox¬†does support cd -¬†to go to the previous directory. More info on that cd¬†syntax is at¬†[WayBack] bash – Difference between “cd -” and “cd ~-” – Unix & Linux Stack Exchange


Posted in *nix, bash, Development, ESXi5, ESXi5.1, ESXi5.5, ESXi6, ESXi6.5, Power User, Scripting, Software Development, Virtualization, VMware, VMware ESXi | Leave a Comment »

compiling – Where do executables look for shared objects at runtime? – Unix & Linux Stack Exchange

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/30

Thanks Gilles for answering [WayBack] compiling РWhere do executables look for shared objects at runtime? РUnix & Linux Stack Exchange.


In a nutshell, when it’s looking for a dynamic library (.so¬†file) the linker tries:

  • directories listed in the¬†LD_LIBRARY_PATH¬†environment variable (DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH¬†on OSX);
  • directories listed in the executable’s¬†rpath;
  • directories on the system search path, which (on Linux at least) consists of the entries in¬†/etc/¬†plus¬†/lib¬†and¬†/usr/lib.


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