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  Backticks are used to place the output of a command in place of the command
     $ echo At `date -Idate` there are `ls -1|wc -l` folks in `pwd`
     At 2004-01-21 there are 5 folks in /home
     $ display `ls -t *.gif`

Copyright 2005, Bri Hatch of Onsight, Inc.

Presented at LFNW - LinuxFest Northwest, Bellingham, Washington, Apr 2005

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