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KITSEND(1)						      General Commands Manual							KITSEND(1)

kitpost - posts distribution kits SYNOPSIS
kitpost [ -hrV ] [ -H file ] [ -D desc ] [ -m dest1,dest2 ] [ kits ] [ newsgroups ] DESCRIPTION
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 num- bers 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. OPTIONS
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 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. BUGS
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. AUTHOR
Raphael Manfredi <> SEE ALSO
makedist(1), kitsend(1). ram KITSEND(1)

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MAKEDIST(1)                                                   General Commands Manual                                                  MAKEDIST(1)

makedist - a distribution kit maker SYNOPSIS
makedist [ -dhqvV ] [ -c dir ] [ -s size ] [-f manifest ] DESCRIPTION
Makedist is a rather simpleminded shar program that knows how to pack files into multiple kits of approximately 50000 bytes each. The shar scripts produced assume very little about the target machine; there is correspondingly little error checking done compared to other shar programs. Alternatively, with the -c option, you can create a directory containing the whole source tree, and then pack it up using your own shell archiver. If you are using the copyright expansion feature (as determined by packinit), then you have to pack your distribution using this program to ensure the copyright is correctly set. In order to run makedist you have to do two things: 1) Create a .package file in the package's top-level directory by running packinit. This program will ask you about your package and remember what you tell it so that all the dist programs can be smart. 2) Create a file in your top-level directory that lists all the files in your package. The filename should be the first field on each line. After some whitespace you can add a comment describing your file (briefly). After running makedist, you will have a set of kits in your top-level directory. If your package name is "foo", they will be named foo.kit1, foo.kit2, etc. The file created PACKLIST file is automatically added to the distribution and tells which files come with which kits. If you used the -c option, you will end-up with a single directory instead, containing the whole distribution, ready to be sent to the end-user. If a file is too large to be packed as-is in one archive, it will be automatically split in smaller parts. Only the first 11 characters of the file will be kept though, and makedist will abort if two distinct files are to be split and have the same 11 first characters in their names. The split files will automatically be reconstructed at the end of the archive extraction by runnning a script generated in PAC- KNOTES. You may then mail your kits via kitsend or post them with kitpost. OPTIONS
The following options are handled by makedist: -c dir Tell makedist that the distribution should be copied (mirrored) in the specified directory, instead of producing shell archives. Compatible with the -q option. -d Turn on debug mode. Probably not useful. -f file Use file as manifest. By default, is used. -h Print help message and exit. -q Quick production of the kits: the checked-out version of the files is used, instead of using the RCS file to actually get the latest checked-in version. This will save some considerable time, but you have to be sure the checked-out version is up-to-date or you might end up with an inconsistent package. -s size Set maximum kit size to size bytes. -v Verbose mode: trace kit building process or tree mirroring. -V Print version number and exit. AUTHORS
Larry Wall <> (version 2.0) Raphael Manfredi <> FILES
Creates ./$package.kit* unless -c option is used. PACKLIST and PACKNOTES are also temporarily created. SEE ALSO
kitsend(1), kitpost(1), metaconfig(1), patcol(1) LOCAL MAKEDIST(1)
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