The Git CodingGuidelines prefer the $( ... ) construct for command
substitution instead of using the back-quotes, or grave accents (`..`).

The backquoted form is the historical method for command substitution,
and is supported by POSIX. However,all but the simplest uses become
complicated quickly. In particular,embedded command substitutions
and/or the use of double quotes require careful escaping with the backslash
character. Because of this the POSIX shell adopted the $(…) feature from
the Korn shell.

Signed-off-by: Elia Pinto <>
--- |    2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/ b/
index 5252de4..fee21d2 100644
--- a/
+++ b/
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-echo >&2 "fatal: git was built without support for `basename $0` (@@REASON@@)."
+echo >&2 "fatal: git was built without support for $(basename $0) 
 exit 128

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