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This command works to get the files and compile them:

git clone a-valid-git-url

for example:

git clone git://cfdem.git.sourceforge.net/gitroot/cfdem/liggghts

However, git-status (or any other git command) then give the above fatal: Not a git repository (or any of the parent directories) error.

What am I doing wrong?

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For this question, you need to enter the directory and then if you run 

git status 

Then the status shows that you are on the master.

example:- 

$ git clone git://cfdem.git.sourceforge.net/gitroot/cfdem/liggghts

Cloning into 'directory'...

remote: Counting objects: 3005, done.

remote: Compressing objects: 100% (2141/2141), done.

remote: Total 3005 (delta 1052), reused 2714 (delta 827)

Receiving objects: 100% (3005/3005), 23.80 MiB | 2.22 MiB/s, done.

Resolving deltas: 100% (1052/1052), done.

$ git status

fatal: Not a git repository (or any of the parent directories): .git

$ cd directory

$ git status

# On branch master

nothing to commit (working directory clean)

You can also read an article on most used Git Commands while working with Git.

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I was able to resolve this issue by initializing the git using git init. It worked.
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