Config.toml "unmarshal failed: Near line 3 (last key parsed ''): bare keys cannot contain '\x00'"

Hello everyone,

Sorry for my english but i have a little issue.

If i delete manually all " null " then i can made :

“hugo new posts/”

But i want to know why i have this issue pls, i ve follow the quickstart tutorial but when i create the site :

“hugo new site quickstart”

and i add the theme :

“git submodule add themes/ananke”
“echo ‘theme = “ananke”’ >> config.toml”

in my file “config.toml” the theme is wrote like in the image overhead.

Thx for aswers.

Hmm, I don’t see those kind of NUL characters in my Notepad++ when I load a config file. They shouldn’t appear there, that’s for sure. :slight_smile:

But it looks like they come from the echo command in the terminal. I see that the quick start suggests doing so, but it’s not really necessary.

You can also simply edit config.toml and add the theme value there.

I don’t think you could have done something different since you did follow the quick start properly.

(By the way, your English is good, no problem :+1:.) Welcome to the forum!

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OK thx for everything :slight_smile:

I’m having a similar problem. I’m running into an error when i’m trying to create a new page.

config.toml:3:1": unmarshal failed: Near line 3 (last key parsed ‘’): bare keys cannot contain ‘\x00’

What does it mean?