This task emerged from b04ba2bb (parse-options: deprecate OPT_BOOLEAN,
2011-09-27). hash-object is a plumbing layer command, so better
not change the input/output behavior for now.

Unfortunately we have these lines relying on the count up mechanism of

        if (hashstdin > 1)
                errstr = "Multiple --stdin arguments are not supported";

Maybe later, when the plumbing is refined (git 2.0?), we can drop that
error message and replace the OPT_COUNTUP by OPT_BOOL.

Signed-off-by: Stefan Beller <>
 builtin/hash-object.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/builtin/hash-object.c b/builtin/hash-object.c
index 4aea5bb..d7fcf4c 100644
--- a/builtin/hash-object.c
+++ b/builtin/hash-object.c
@@ -71,7 +71,7 @@ static const char *vpath;
 static const struct option hash_object_options[] = {
        OPT_STRING('t', NULL, &type, N_("type"), N_("object type")),
        OPT_BOOL('w', NULL, &write_object, N_("write the object into the object 
-       OPT_BOOLEAN( 0 , "stdin", &hashstdin, N_("read the object from stdin")),
+       OPT_COUNTUP( 0 , "stdin", &hashstdin, N_("read the object from stdin")),
        OPT_BOOL( 0 , "stdin-paths", &stdin_paths, N_("read file names from 
        OPT_BOOL( 0 , "no-filters", &no_filters, N_("store file as is without 
        OPT_STRING( 0 , "path", &vpath, N_("file"), N_("process file as it were 
from this path")),

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