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Git repository is a concept that is too familiar to programmers. It is chosen and used by many people often when they want to create archives for projects. If during use, you encounter the following problem “fatal: not a git repository (or any of the parent directories): .git“, this article will help you find the solution.
What is “fatal: not a git repository (or any of the parent directories): .git” and what causes it?
For those who have used Git, all will know that to execute Git commands, you must have a Git repository and commands to be manipulated on. When you get the error message “fatal: not a git repository (or any of the parent directories): .git“, this indicates that you have not initialized the local git repo for the repository, so the local path is not have .git directory, which means your execute command is outside of the Git repository.
The above error occurs shows that you are not in a git repository, and the cause can be due to 1 of 2 things:
1. When you are trying to execute the command but did not redirect it to the project directory containing the Git repository. the project where the git repository resides.
2. In your project directory is not yet initialized Git repository.
How to fix the error?
This is a fairly common error and the way to solve it is also quite easy. Here are some of the solutions we offer you, take a look and choose the one that’s right for your situation.
Solution 1: Check if Git repository is initialized or not
When you get the error message “fatal: not a git repository (or any of the parent directories): .git”, don’t worry. At this point, please calmly check in your directory that the Git repository has been initialized or not.
To do this, you can use the following command:
and check the .git/ directory.
The cause of the error is usually because you haven’t created a Git repository yet, so for now create a new repository in your project directory, by running the command:
Your error has been resolved
Solution 2: Change to a new cloned folder
For this method, you can change the current directory (cd) to the new cloned directory entry after cloning the repo. We can clone an existing repository. The git clone command will create a clone for any user to contribute. To do this, run the following command:
git clone https://[email protected]/Repo_Name.git
In conclusion, we’ve helped you better understand the “fatal: not a git repository (or any of the parent directories): .git” error and what causes it. Besides, there are 2 simplest solutions for you to manipulate to solve the above error. If you have any difficulties during the operation, or have problems to handle, please leave a comment for us for the earliest support. Thanks for reading!