Found this dead code when I examine gettext messages in shell scripts
start with dash ('-' or '--'). An error will be raised for this case,

    $ gettext "-d option is no longer supported.  Do not use."
    gettext: missing arguments

Indead, this code has been left as dead for a long time, as Jonathan
points out:

    The git am -d/--dotest option has errored out with a message
    since e72c7406 (am: remove support for -d .dotest, 2008-03-04).
    The error message about lack of support was eliminated along
    with other cleanups (probably by mistake) a year later by
    removing the option from the option table in 98ef23b3 (git-am:
    minor cleanups, 2009-01-28).

    But the code to handle -d and --dotest stayed around even though
    ever since then it could not be tripped.  Remove this dead code.

Signed-off-by: Jiang Xin <>
Reviewed-by: Stefano Lattarini <>
Reviewed-by: Jonathan Nieder <>
--- | 3 ---
 1 file changed, 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/ b/
index 25d0e..bd962 100755
--- a/
+++ b/
@@ -413,9 +413,6 @@ it will be removed. Please do not use it anymore."
                abort=t ;;
                rebasing=t threeway=t ;;
-       -d|--dotest)
-               die "$(gettext "-d option is no longer supported.  Do not 
-               ;;
                shift; resolvemsg=$1 ;;

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