[ubuntu-uk] Wrong version of Firefox

Matthew Wild mwild1 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 19 13:53:56 BST 2008

On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 1:39 PM, Johnathon Tinsley <kirrus at kirrus.co.uk> wrote:
> Hash: SHA1
> Matthew Wild wrote:
>> On Sat, Sep 13, 2008 at 8:03 PM, Johnathon Tinsley <kirrus at kirrus.co.uk> wrote:
>>> No change, even after removing and re-installing firefox again. How do
>>> you tell which firefox binary is fired on the command "firefox"?
>>  ls -l $(which firefox)
> Thanks! :)
> Using ls -l `which firefox` we worked out that we were calling the wrong
> binary. Out of interest, whats the difference between $(command) and
> `command` in bash shell?

Nothing but readability, as far as I am aware. I use `this` myself,
but $() when writing for other people, otherwise I have to get into a
long discussion about the difference between ` and ' and where to find
it on the keyboard :)


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