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  • noun computing The symbol `.
  • verb computing, transitive To enclose (text) in backquotes.


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  • You can use ctrl - ` (that's backquote, as in the same key as ~ is on in a US layout) and ctrl-shift - ` to cycle forwards and backwards through tab groups. voracity

    Planet Mozilla

  • Changed the entrybar 'leader' key from a backquote to F5 to avoid conflicts for those who need the backquote to enter special characters.

    Softpedia - Windows - All

  • So, see the docs on (wcmatch), which explains that the backquote ` character causes the character that follows it to not be treated as having special meaning

    All Discussion Groups: Message List - root

  • ` pkg-config -- cflags -- libs gtk+-2. 0 ` to the command line (note these are backquote ` characters and not single quotes ')

    Ubuntu Forums


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