Backtick versus $()

Thorsten Glaser tg at
Thu Mar 3 16:28:46 UTC 2011

Rob Farmer <rfarmer <at>> writes:

> LOL - how hypocritical. This thread was four days dead then suddenly
> two people show up and start pushing this mksh shell, which seems to

Sorry for reviving again, but I only show up as I have an “alert” set
to mksh to know when it’s being discussed already. Please know that
the discussion “style” of that other guy is in no way related to mksh.

> be part of some obscure OpenBSD fork.

Actually, it’s just developed as part of it. It’s in FreeBSD® ports,
you know ☺ but actively used by quite a number of operating systems,
such as Android, and included with many others (Debian/*buntu, Fedora,
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, to name just a few), and available for/on
even more. Most recent addition is FreeMiNT on Atari, and I’m expecting
LynxOS any time now.

As stated last week, I’m not likely to come back to this thread again.
Dropping in via GMane only, anyway.

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