Validating token... OK Error: open : no such file or directory

As I was following this document after this command: doctl auth list I get the error Validating token… OK Error: open : no such file or directory for GitHub Download (Linux, macOS), the same problem occurs for Snap Package (Ubuntu).

Please help to solve the problem.

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Solved … go to a directory called (~/.config) you will find a directory called (doctl) remove it, then re-install doctl again Steps in ubuntu

  • cd ~/.config
  • remove -r doctl //to install doctl
  • sudo snap install doctl
  • sudo snap connect doctl:kube-config
  • sudo snap connect doctl:ssh-keys :ssh-keys
  • sudo snap connect doctl:dot-docker

Enjoy :)

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October 10, 2022

Hello there,

This fix by aiandev should do the job

  1. doctl auth init -c ~/Library/Application\ Support/doctl/config.yaml


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