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/ |    4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/t/ b/t/
index dbb927d..36b0dbc 100755
--- a/t/
+++ b/t/
@@ -128,8 +128,8 @@ do
        case "$cmd" in
        '' | '#'*) continue ;;
-       test=`echo "$cmd" | sed -e 's|[/ ][/ ]*|_|g'`
-       pfx=`printf "%04d" $test_count`
+       test=$(echo "$cmd" | sed -e 's|[/ ][/ ]*|_|g')
+       pfx=$(printf "%04d" $test_count)

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