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Ansible - Resolve "Error reading config file (ansible.cfg): File contains no section headers"

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Let's say you are issuing a basic Ansible command, such as ansible --version to display the version of Ansible, and the following is returned.

Error reading config file (/etc/ansible/ansible.cfg): File contains no section headers.

 

As the error suggests, your ansible.cfg file is missing section headers. Appending [defaults] to line 1 of your ansible.cfg file should resolve this error.

[defaults]

 




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