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

diff --git a/t/ 
index a5e7e6b..f372fc8 100755
--- a/t/
+++ b/t/
@@ -96,8 +96,8 @@ test_expect_success 'stash pop after save --include-untracked 
leaves files untra
        git stash pop &&
        git status --porcelain >actual &&
        test_cmp expect actual &&
-       test "1" = "`cat file2`" &&
-       test untracked = "`cat untracked/untracked`"
+       test "1" = "$(cat file2)" &&
+       test untracked = "$(cat untracked/untracked)"
 git clean --force --quiet -d

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