On Tue, 2015-05-19 at 22:28 +0300, Konstantin Khomoutov wrote:
> I'm asking because in a Unix shell (and in cmd.exe too, FWIW) double
> quotes do not nest so I'm having hard time trying to understand
> what's this line supposed to do.

In a POSIX shell, quotes do properly nest if they're inside `` or $(...)
because those are invoking a new process in a new shell:

$ echo hi > "foo bar"
$ echo "$(cat "foo bar")"
$ echo "`cat "foo bar"`"

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