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Template:R from template shortcut

When used with the "Redirect category shell" (Rcat shell) template:

Template {{Redirect category shell}} may be used to add one or more rcat templates, along with their parameters and categories, to a redirect. For more information see the documentation page below.

When used by itself:

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#REDIRECT [[Template:(target page name)]]

{{Rcat shell|
{{R from template shortcut}}
and when the redirect is in article mainspace, printworthiness should also be tagged:
#REDIRECT [[Template:(target page name)]]

{{Rcat shell|
{{R from template shortcut}}
{{R unprintworthy}}
Template {{Rcat shell}} is an alias for the Redirect category shell template, which may be used to add as many appropriate rcats as needed, usually from one to seven, along with their parameters, to a redirect. For more information see the documentation on its template page. This rcat may also tag a redirect individually:
#REDIRECT [[Template:(target page name)]]

{{R from template shortcut}}
This is in accord with instructions found at Wikipedia:REDCAT.
  • Use this rcat to tag any redirect that is a shortcut to a template, which usually has a longer pagename. The redirect itself does not necessarily have to be a template, e.g., [[T:S]], which is a template shortcut that is actually in mainspace. Such shortcuts are known as pseudo-namespace redirects.
    • Note: Pseudo-namespace template shortcuts such as T:S above may be transcluded by use of a leading colon:
{{:T:S|This text has been "struck through".}}, which results in:
This text has been "struck through".
If the leading colon is not included, then the result is a red link:
These are also useful as shortcuts to the template page itself:
[[T:S]], which results in:
T:S (Redirect arrow without text.svgTemplate:Strikethrough)
  • It is important to note that it is the target that determines the difference between a template shortcut and any other shortcut. If the shortcut redirect is in any namespace and the target is a template, then the redirect is a "template shortcut". Shortcut redirects that target template pages should always be tagged with {{R from template shortcut}} and should never be tagged with {{R from shortcut}}, which is meant only for shortcuts that do not target templates.
  • Important also is the fact that template talk pages are in the talk namespace and are not in template space; if the shortcut redirect targets a talk page of any subject namespace, then use {{R from shortcut}} instead.


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