Backtick versus $()

Thorsten Glaser tg at
Thu Feb 24 21:38:21 UTC 2011

Rob Farmer dixit:

>(New) people will still copy and paste commands into an interactive

That’s a FreeBSD® specific issue though. Other operating systems
did the sensible thing ages ago ☺

Even then, I tend to disagree here. There’s the common use of
‘% ’ and ‘$ ’ (and ‘# ’ but we use sudo(8) these days) as PS1
in examples to distinguish between these two.

13:47⎜<tobiasu> if i were omnipotent, i would divide by zero
                all day long ;)
(thinking about by waga)

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