Backticks are used for the Markdown syntax for inline code. Thus, if you write: Use `cat ` instead of `<` it renders as: Use cat instead of < 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 ...


It renders correctly if you put the code on a separate line and the wrap it as Preformatted Text (code). Like this: `cat `

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