kurtosis.yml is part of the Kurtosis package system. To read about the package system in detail, see here.
kurtosis.yml file is a manifest file necessary to turn a directory into a Kurtosis package. This is the spec for the
# The locator naming this package.
if kurtosis.yml is in the repository root:
if kurtosis.yml is in a directory other than repository root:
The key take away is that
/path/to/directory-with-kurtosis.yml only needs to be provided if
kurtosis.yml is not present in the repository's root.