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

diff --git a/t/ b/t/
index 538ea5f..57ea5a1 100755
--- a/t/
+++ b/t/
@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@ test_description='basic credential helper tests'
 test_expect_success 'setup helper scripts' '
        cat >dump <<-\EOF &&
-       whoami=`echo $0 | sed s/.*git-credential-//`
+       whoami=$(echo $0 | sed s/.*git-credential-//)
        echo >&2 "$whoami: $*"

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