hotfix

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

hot +‎ fix

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

hotfix (plural hotfixes)

  1. (computing) A cumulative package of one or more files used to address a problem in a software product.
    • 1999, John Savill, The Windows NT and Windows 2000 Answer Book
      When you extract the files in a hotfix, you'll generally find the following.
    • 2000, Paul Robichaux, Managing the Windows 2000 Registry
      For example, the IIS 3.0 denial-of-service attacks that brought down Microsoft's web site several times in 1997 quickly led to the release of a hotfix.