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back quote

<character> "`" ASCII code 96. Common names: left quote; left single quote; open quote; ITU-T: grave accent; grave. Rare: backprime; INTERCAL: backspark; unapostrophe; birk; blugle; back tick; back glitch; push; ITU-T: opening single quotation mark; quasiquote.

Back quote is used in Unix shells to invoke command substitution.

(1996-11-26)

 


Nearby terms: backplane backport back-propagation back quote backronym backside cache backslash
 

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