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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:

  • From historic name: This is a redirect from a title that is another name, a pseudonym, a nickname, or a synonym that, more than just a "former name", has a significant historic past. For example, a region, state, principate's holding, city, city-state or such, and the subject has been subsumed into a modern era municipality, district or state, or otherwise has experienced a name change.
    • This redirect leads to its target in accordance with the naming conventions for common names and can help writing. However, do not replace this type of redirected link with a piped link unless the page is updated for another reason.
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#REDIRECT [[(target page name)]]

{{Rcat shell|
{{R from historic name}}
{{R printworthy}}
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 [[(target page name)]]

{{R from historic name}}
This is in accord with the instructions found at Wikipedia:REDCAT.
  • Use this rcat to tag any redirect page that is considered a "historic" name for the target article. Do not use this template on redirects that are non-historic former names or just former working titles of the target article. If the name is an older title but not considered historic, then use {{R from former name}} instead.
CalcuttaRedirect arrow without text.svgKolkata – the historic name for the capital of West Bengal in India was "Calcutta".
ImmaterialismRedirect arrow without text.svgSubjective idealism – the historic name George Berkeley gave his metaphysical doctrine was "immaterialism".
  • To tag a redirect that targets a page that is titled with a historic name, use {{R to historic name}} instead.


  • Also known as... – list of templates that redirect here and may also be used

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