The Git CodingGuidelines prefer the $(...) construct for command
substitution instead of using the backquotes `...`.

The backquoted form is the traditional 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.

The patch was generated by:

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

and then carefully proof-read.

Signed-off-by: Elia Pinto <>
 contrib/thunderbird-patch-inline/ |   14 +++++++-------
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)

diff --git a/contrib/thunderbird-patch-inline/ 
index 5eb4a51..8dc73ec 100755
--- a/contrib/thunderbird-patch-inline/
+++ b/contrib/thunderbird-patch-inline/
@@ -10,7 +10,7 @@ CONFFILE=~/.appprc
 SEP="-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=# Don't remove this line #=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-"
 if [ -e "$CONFFILE" ] ; then
-       LAST_DIR=`grep -m 1 "^LAST_DIR=" "${CONFFILE}"|sed -e 's/^LAST_DIR=//'`
+       LAST_DIR=$(grep -m 1 "^LAST_DIR=" "${CONFFILE}"|sed -e 's/^LAST_DIR=//')
        cd "${LAST_DIR}"
        cd > /dev/null
@@ -25,11 +25,11 @@ fi
 cd - > /dev/null
-SUBJECT=`sed -n -e '/^Subject: /p' "${PATCH}"`
-HEADERS=`sed -e '/^'"${SEP}"'$/,$d' $1`
-BODY=`sed -e "1,/${SEP}/d" $1`
-CMT_MSG=`sed -e '1,/^$/d' -e '/^---$/,$d' "${PATCH}"`
-DIFF=`sed -e '1,/^---$/d' "${PATCH}"`
+SUBJECT=$(sed -n -e '/^Subject: /p' "${PATCH}")
+HEADERS=$(sed -e '/^'"${SEP}"'$/,$d' $1)
+BODY=$(sed -e "1,/${SEP}/d" $1)
+CMT_MSG=$(sed -e '1,/^$/d' -e '/^---$/,$d' "${PATCH}")
+DIFF=$(sed -e '1,/^---$/d' "${PATCH}")
 CCS=`echo -e "$CMT_MSG\n$HEADERS" | sed -n -e 's/^Cc: \(.*\)$/\1,/gp' \
        -e 's/^Signed-off-by: \(.*\)/\1,/gp'`
@@ -48,7 +48,7 @@ if [ "x${BODY}x" != "xx" ] ; then
 echo "$DIFF" >> $1
-LAST_DIR=`dirname "${PATCH}"`
+LAST_DIR=$(dirname "${PATCH}")
 grep -v "^LAST_DIR=" "${CONFFILE}" > "${CONFFILE}_"
 echo "LAST_DIR=${LAST_DIR}" >> "${CONFFILE}_"

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