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Docker Compose pull command tries to resolve environment files

Hi there!

Assume I have docker-compose.yml file:

version: '3.4'

services:
  hello:
    image: hello-world
    env_file:
      - .envs/.dev/.some_file.env

Assume I don’t have .envs/.dev/.some_file.env file yet.

When I do docker-compose pull, it shows me an error:

ERROR: Couldn't find env file: /home/user/app/.envs/.dev/.some_file.env

When I comment or remove last two lines in compose file, docker-compose pull command successfully pulls the image.

It’s a little bit strange that I should have environment files persisted on disk when I pull images. All I want is to download images listed in the compose file.

The same behaviour for docker-compose images command.

Docker Compose version: 1.23.1, build b02f1306

What do you think?