in reply to splitting pipe into new line
Looks like toolic has solved your immediate problem. However, I thought it polite to point out that your line using the 'import_from' method seems to be a no-op here (unless you are doing something else which you are not showing us of course).
However, if I'm wrong and you are genuinely using it for something, then may I suggest a piece of good practice? If you ever find that you are using the same literal string more than once (eg. '/path/to/.file.ini'), just pop it in a scalar variable and use that instead. It has been my experience that this saves hours of bughunting only to find a typo as the culprit.