How to validate your CircleCI configuration

Validate your config file

You can avoid pushing additional commits to test your .circleci/config.yml and confirm that your file is free of syntax errors, YAML linting issues, etc. by using the CircleCI CLI to validate your configuration locally.

Using CircleCI CLI to validate


  • Confirm that your configuration file is in the right directory: .circleci/config.yml and you are in the project's root directory
  • If the error still occurs, please run circleci version and reach out to our support team

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