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Old 24th September 2010
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I use both $() and `` but seem to be shifting more toward $().

Advantages of `` are that it's easier to type and easier on the eyes, so I don't mind it in a short line such as

% VAR=`command`

but the individual back-quotes tend to get easily lost in longer statements, so there I'll use $() as it's easier to spot.

But I also like consistency so maybe that's why the slide toward $() everywhere.
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