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 <>
 t/ |    2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/t/ b/t/
index 5e67035..fbe83a1 100755
--- a/t/
+++ b/t/
@@ -221,7 +221,7 @@ test_expect_success 'clone separate gitdir' '
 test_expect_success 'clone separate gitdir: output' '
-       echo "gitdir: `pwd`/realgitdir" >expected &&
+       echo "gitdir: $(pwd)/realgitdir" >expected &&
        test_cmp expected dst/.git

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