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.

The patch was generated by the simple script

for _f in $(find . -name "*.sh")
  sed -i 's@`\(.*\)`@$(\1)@g' ${_f}

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

diff --git a/ b/
index 4798bcf..af549c7 100755
--- a/
+++ b/
@@ -13,7 +13,7 @@ USAGE="list [<options>]
 . git-sh-setup
 . git-sh-i18n

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