Backtick versus $()

illoai at illoai at
Fri Feb 25 01:27:02 UTC 2011

On 24 February 2011 17:39, Chip Camden <sterling at> wrote:
. . .
> Though I dislike the OP's dismissal of backticks, I must admit that I
> would prefer that the standard shell be at least Bourne-compatible.  I
> use csh for root for all the reasons that you shouldn't change your root
> shell.  I suppose I could change root to /bin/sh, but that doesn't even
> have command recall.

The injunction against changing root's shell is mostly against
changing root's shell to something that does not reside in "/".


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