I tried before to post a shell script that contained a ` character as an answer on Stack Overflow. The parser insisted on treating the backtick as formatting instead of part of code.
How can I include it?
If you do not want to use a pre-formatted block, there is still a way to do it inline.
The above example renders like this (double quotes added): “
Also of note, you can add spaces to render an inline code segment that starts with and/or ends with backticks:
The above examples render like this (quotes added): “A single backtick in a code span:
This may be implementation specific, but it looks like you can use N backticks to delimit any inline sequence that does not itself contain a maximal subsequence of exactly N backticks. For example, you can use three backticks to delimit a sequence that does not contain triple backticks (single, double, quadruple, quintuple, etc. are okay though).
Three quoting one, two and four:
Finally, for comments:
ChrisF's solution is the cleanest and easiest method, so I recommend using that whenever you can.
But if you find yourself needing it for inline code text and can tolerate needing to use the tags, it's HTML entity
To show a single backtick formatted as inline code, there are two options:
(note the spaces around the middle tick) or