Updated: 10/11/2017 by Computer Hope

A redirection may refer to any of the following:

redirect definition

1. A redirection describes the process of sending a signal, data, or other information to an alternate location. Some examples of redirection are sending data intended for one drive to another drive or sending a user visiting a web page to another web page.

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2. When referring to something malicious or when your browser or search is redirecting you to somewhere you don't want to be, this is referred to as a hijack.

3. Finally, a redirect may also refer to when a commands output is sent to an alternate output. For example, in an MS-DOS or Windows command line you could type the following command to redirect the output of the dir command to the example.txt file.

dir > example.txt

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