Joe Perches <> writes:

> (Sorry about the partial message.
>  evolution and ctrl-enter sends, grumble...)
> If a file is deleted with git rm and a patch
> is then generated with git format-patch -M -D
> git am is unable to apply the resultant patch.
> Is this working as designed?

I would say it is broken as designed and it is even documented.

Please run "git format-patch --help | less" and then type
"/--irreversible-delete" to find:

    The resulting patch is not meant to be applied with patch nor
    git apply; this is solely for people who want to just
    concentrate on reviewing the text after the change.

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