KITSEND(1)                  General Commands Manual                 KITSEND(1)

       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).

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