Failed to get token helper: read /home/<user>/.vault: is a directory

This error is being return on execution of ‘vault operator init’.
Server started successfully, Vault v1.12.3 using non root account.

Don’t have a clue why it won’t initialize.

Both these environmental variables are set correctly. Storage stanza is:
storage “file” {
path = “/home//.vault/data”

I believe that I figured out the issue that I was having. In my home directory there was file named, config.hcl which was the same name being used in the -config parameter but at a different directory. For some reason, ‘vault operator init’ was picking up the config file in the home directory. After deleting the file ‘config.hcl’ in the home directory all the issues disappeared.