The back-tick "result-of-quote" character ` used in *nix scripts doesn't appear to render properly in posts.
a=` cat file.txt`
Mmh it is working here but it definitely not working on the following post :
Backticks are used for the Markdown syntax for inline code. Thus, if you write:
Use `cat ` instead of `<`
it renders as:
With "cat" and "<" in a monospace font (and with a gray background, but you can't see that inside a blockquote, since those have the exact same gray background color).
To get a literal backtick in normal text, you can simply escape it with a backslash, like this:
"\`" → "`".
Getting a literal backtick into an inline code span is a bit tricky, but there's a (somewhat poorly documented) way to do it, by using multiple backticks as alternative code delimiters. That is, if you want to write:
`cat `instead of
you can do so by typing:
Use `` `cat ` `` instead of `` `<` ``
Another way to achieve the same result is to use HTML
<code> tags, like this:
Use <code>\`cat \`</code> instead of <code>\`<\`</code>
or like this:
Use <code>`cat `</code> instead of <code>`<`</code>
` is the HTML character entity for a backtick). Both of these render the same way as the previous example above.
Ps. The (multi)backtick syntax also works in comments, but
<code> tags (or HTML tags in general) don't.