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I am software developer, currently working as an Agile Consultant/Mentor. My primary technology stack at the moment is Ruby/Rails/jQuery/Linux. In the past I've worked extensively with C, C++, Perl, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and most variants of Unix.


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comment What is the difference between echo `date`, echo “`date`”, and echo '`date`'?
Thanks. I've changed up the wording to make it more clear.
Nov
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revised What is the difference between echo `date`, echo “`date`”, and echo '`date`'?
Clarify description of quoted behavior
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revised What is the difference between echo `date`, echo “`date`”, and echo '`date`'?
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comment What is the difference between echo `date`, echo “`date`”, and echo '`date`'?
The ` is often called a "backtick" in that scenario and various Unix documentation/books. It's not actually being used as a Unicode grave accent when it's on its own like that, even though that's the name of the symbol. And you're correct that no expansion of metacharacters/expressions will occur if you surround it with single quotes.
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answered What is the difference between echo `date`, echo “`date`”, and echo '`date`'?
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answered How to deal with spaces in a variable
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revised vim customized with emacs commands (insert mode only)
Changed "edition" to "insert"; Vim has no "edition mode" and from the context it appears the author meant "insert mode"
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suggested approved edit on vim customized with emacs commands (insert mode only)
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