Backtick versus $()

Jerry freebsd.user at
Thu Feb 24 21:15:56 UTC 2011

On Thu, 24 Feb 2011 13:02:22 -0800
Rob Farmer <rfarmer at> articulated:

> Have you used the default FreeBSD shell (tcsh) recently?
> [rfarmer at sapphire] ~> echo $(date )
> Illegal variable name.

Since I use Bash as my default shell, I never suffer from that problem.
I was wondering if anyone had ever files a PR against that behavior

Jerry ✌
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