The sources which you are importing may contain keywords (see Keyword substitution). For example, the vendor may use CVS or some other system which uses similar keyword expansion syntax. If you just import the files in the default fashion, then the keyword expansions supplied by the vendor will be replaced by keyword expansions supplied by your own copy of CVS. It may be more convenient to maintain the expansions supplied by the vendor, so that this information can supply information about the sources that you imported from the vendor.
To maintain the keyword expansions supplied by the
vendor, supply the ‘-ko’ option to
import the first time you import the file.
This will turn off keyword expansion
for that file entirely, so if you want to be more
selective you’ll have to think about what you want
and use the ‘-k’ option to
cvs update or
cvs admin as appropriate.