Corruption or Orb YAML Error
Running various CircleCI CLI commands can fail with the error:
panic: yaml: line 4: could not find expected ':'
This can be caused by a corrupted
~/.circleci/cli.yml file. To resolve the issue, delete the contents of the
~/.circleci folder and re-run setup.
You can then add a previous or newly created Personal API Token.
If a similar error occurs when running
circleci validate, but does not occur when running commands like
circleci version or
circleci setup, then this is likely due to an error in the Orb YAML and is not related to corruption of the