Resolved: fatal: Not a git repository (or any of the parent directories): .git
I just started using BitBucket as it offer private Git repositories which is something I was looking for and GitHub obviously charges for that. I am going to use my repository for something small and simple not a huge project so justifying the monthly fee was rather hard. Anyway, the instructions for adding a repository in BitBucket read like so:
git remote add origin https:[email protected]/UserName/Project-Name.git
git push -u origin –all # pushes up the repo and its refs for the first time
git push -u origin –tags # pushes up any tags
However, when running the first instruction I am stuck with “fatal: Not a git repository (or any of the parent directories): .git”.
The answer though was simple, I needed to initialize my local repository with an empty Git Repository. Simply execute git init and you’ll get this message:
Initialized empty Git repository in /etc/somefolder/.git/
Now run your remote add origin command again and you’re done!