No, it will not read a user file. It was explicitly removed in 4.0

On Mon, Nov 1, 2021 at 12:24 PM Georges Gouriten <> wrote:

I am using flake8 and I could not find a way to use a configuration file at user level.

What I read in the documentation is a way to have a project configuration file:

But I could not find anything about having a ~/.config/flake8 or something like that.

Is it something that could be implemented?

So far, I use a bash script when needed:
flake8 --config ~/.config/flake8 "$@"

But I would rather have flake8 implementing a hierarchical check for project file then user file, I would not need to manually pick if I run flake8 directly or my bash script.


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