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Old 08-31-2009
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Originally Posted by ripat
On top of that I thought they were obsolete...
I always use tickbacks (in Solaris and Linux), I agree that the $( ) construct is more visible.
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Old 08-31-2009
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Originally Posted by TonyFullerMalv
I always use tickbacks (in Solaris and Linux), I agree that the $( ) construct is more visible.
... and easily permits nested commands. I am not sure it's possible with backticks.
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Old 08-31-2009
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Originally Posted by ripat
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I always use tickbacks (in Solaris and Linux), I agree that the $( ) construct is more visible.
... and easily permits nested commands. I am not sure it's possible with backticks.

It is possible, but the inner ticks must be quoted:

Code:
x=`some_command \`other_command\``

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Old 08-31-2009
Cool cfajohnson. Didn't know you could next backticks.

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