Using pio without internet

Hi, I need to use PIO to upload code at a remote site where there is no internet. I tried today, but PIO seems to be non operational without an internet connection.

Normally I use the PIO upload icon in the toolbar:

but today without internet it wasn’t there.

If it’s better to use a command line if that works without internet I’ll do that, but today PIO insisted it was updating PIO core (without internet) and I couldn’t get to the cli.

thanks for any help with this,

See Platformio dead - #3 by ivankravets