People who want to write their own remote-helper will find it more
useful to see clearly how they are supposed to advertise and implement
the "done" feature themselves.

Right now we are relying on fast-export to do that by using the
--use-done-feature argument. However, people writing their own
remote-helper would probably not have such an option, as they would
probably be writing the fast-export functionality themselves.

It should now be clearer to them.

Signed-off-by: Felipe Contreras <>
 git-remote-testgit | 4 +++-
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/git-remote-testgit b/git-remote-testgit
index aba3502..0389545 100755
--- a/git-remote-testgit
+++ b/git-remote-testgit
@@ -61,8 +61,10 @@ do
                        echo "feature import-marks=$gitmarks"
                        echo "feature export-marks=$gitmarks"
-               git fast-export --use-done-feature "${testgitmarks_args[@]}" 
$refs |
+               echo "feature done"
+               git fast-export "${testgitmarks_args[@]}" $refs |
                sed -e "s#refs/heads/#${prefix}/heads/#g"
+               echo "done"
                before=$(git for-each-ref --format='%(refname) %(objectname)')

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