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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 process.

       -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

       -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, interactively.


       Raphael Manfredi <>


       makedist(1), kitsend(1).

                                      ram                           KITSEND(1)