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       kitpost - posts distribution kits


       kitpost [ -hrV ] [ -H file ] [ -D desc ] [ -m dest1,dest2 ] [ kits ] [ newsgroups ]


       Kitpost  posts distribution kits made by makedist to some (source) newsgroups specified on
       the command line. If you do not specify  any  kit  list,  then  all  the  kits  are  sent.
       Otherwise, only the specified kits will be (re)sent.

       A kit list may include ranges, 1-10 specifying kits 1 through 10, and 5- meaning kits 5 up
       to the last one. You may also specify kit  numbers  by  separating  them  with  commas  or
       spaces, and even mix with ranges, such as: 1 3 5-7 9.

       Kitpost  ensures correct References: lines are inserted in your postings so that all parts
       but the first point to the root article. Threaded newsreaders and end-users  traditionally
       appreciate that.


       The following options are recognized by kitpost:

       -h        Print help message and exit.

       -m dest1,destn
                 Sends  kits  by  e-mail  to the specified recipients. This option may be used in
                 conjunction with newsgroup posting. It is mainly intended for sites where direct
                 posting to a moderated newsgroup is not allowed by inews. You may thus send your
                 kits to the newsgroup moderator in a form  that  will  ease  the  whole  posting

       -r        Signals a repost.

       -D description
                 Specify  a  description string that will be added to the subject line. Usually a
                 brief sentence (less than, say, 40 characters).

       -H file   Specify a file to be used as header introduction  in  the  first  part  of  your
                 posting. Usually the root README file.

       -V        Print version number and exit.


       Article  cross-referencing is properly set-up only when the whole package is (re)posted in
       one batch.

       It  is  not  currently  possible  to  set-up  the  article  headers  manually  or  better,


       Raphael Manfredi <>


       makedist(1), kitsend(1).

                                               ram                                     KITSEND(1)