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Meaning of BACK QUOTE

 
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"`" ascii code 96. Common names: left quote; left single quote; open quote; itu-t: grave accent; grave. Rare: backprime; intercal: backspark; unapostrophe; birk; blugle; back tick; back glitch; push; itu-t: opening single quotation mark; quasiquote.

Back quote is used in unix shells to invoke command substitution.

 

 

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