Driver Installation Ubuntu kernel 2.6.17 Basic Help
cristian.ionescu-idbohrn at axis.com
Thu Apr 5 13:44:44 EDT 2007
On Thu, 5 Apr 2007, Bryan Kadzban wrote:
> Backticks are definitely more portable, as any sh-compatible shell will
> support them. $(...) is bash-only AFAIK;
bash, zsh, ash, dash support $(...).
> it was introduced because it's hard to nest backticks properly (they
> need to be escaped up to the level of nesting).
Might be true.
> I hadn't heard that backticks were deprecated though.
Neither did I.
> Whereas if you use $(pwd) or `pwd`, the shell does the process
> substitution, so it runs pwd before running make (and passes the result
> of pwd to make directly). Of course make will still change directories
> first, but it already has the full path passed to it, so it works right.
And if you add make on the top of it, that makes things slightly more
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