As I've learned to use Linux over the years, I've repeatedly come across the idiom of quoting commands with a leading backtick (`) and a following single quote ('), like so:
`rm -rf /tmp/foo/bar'
(I first realized that I kept seeing this, I think, on jwz's site. I might have even asked him this question, though that would have been a loooong time ago.)
Is there a significance to this style of quoting commands? I do it myself, now, so that if people just copy and paste what I've posted, and don't know enough to leave out the marks, the command will fail.
Is there a preferred method for making commands like mysql -hlocalhost -u -p -A bigdatabase obvious in running text, without offsetting it in its own paragraph as above?