Updated: 08/02/2020 by Computer Hope

A redirection may refer to any of the following:

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1. A redirection describes 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.

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

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

dir > example.txt

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