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back quote in Technology
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"`" ASCII code 96. Common names: left quote; left single quote; open quote; ITU-T: grave accent; grave. Rare: backprime; INTERCAL: backspark; unapostrophe; birk; blugle; back tick; back glitch; push; ITU-T: opening single quotation mark; quasiquote.
Back quote is used in Unix shells to invoke command substitution.
(1996-11-26)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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