The behaviour may be configured at two levels.


The user settings are read from the ~/.config/flake8 file. Example:

ignore = E226,E302,E41
max-line-length = 160


At the project level, a tox.ini file or a setup.cfg file is read if present. Only the first file is considered. If this file does not have a [flake8] section, no project specific configuration is loaded.


If the ignore option is not in the configuration and not in the arguments, only the error codes E226 and E241/E242 are ignored (see the warning and error codes).

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