Git command moves me out of current directory into parent directory

I’ve been having an issue with git. When I execute a command it will push me out of the working directory and into the parent directory. This happens somewhat frequently, maybe 25% of any git command

So I will do something along the lines:

$user at ubuntu-machine in /var/www/project/name: git add .
$user at ubuntu-machine in /var/www/project/name: git commit -m "Git message"
$user at ubuntu-machine in /var/www/project/name: fatal: Not a git repository

I’m currently running Ubuntu 16.04 with git version 2.7.4.

Has anyone else had this issue? Possible reasons why it’s happening?

Any help is appreciated, thanks

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  • 2 Solutions collect form web for “Git command moves me out of current directory into parent directory”

    I resolved my issue by updating from 2.7.4 to 2.11.0

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:git-core/ppa
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade git git-man

    it looks good to me as long as you initialized the directory…. if not then… you should initialize your directory first with:
    git init

    Git Baby is a git and github fan, let's start git clone.