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How can the backtick character ` be included in code?

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 ...
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How do I escape a backtick ` within in-line code in Markdown?

How do I escape a backtick ` within a code block? This is probably a duplicate, since I'm sure it's a common concern, but I can't find a question that addresses this specifically. How do I write ...
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How do you type a single backslash, code-formatted, in a comment?

Is there a way to type something in a comment that renders like this? You'll need to escape it with a backslash - that is, the \ character. I've tried various combinations, but a single backslash ...
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404 Error on page redirection after creating an account - slashes in URL escaped

I was on a question on apple.stackexchange.com, and decided to create an account because I wanted to give it an upvote. So I: Clicked "login" at the top Clicked the Google button Allowed Google to ...
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Needless escape of ampersand in SO flair

There seems to be a minor but annoying issue with flair generation on SO. I noticed that the tooltip displayed when I put the cursor over my flair says: profile for Tom at Stack Overflow, Q&...
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Overzealous HTML escaping

This is likely the same problem as in Over-escaping html on timeline page. On the mod history page, in the list of moderator actions, some things are escaped that shouldn't be. The page source ...
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Multicollider breaking HTML entities [closed]

The multicollider seems to have taken upon itself to partially escape apostrophes and break itself: Code behind it: The actual comment (with code): Minor, but it's still a bug. OK, it's more of a ...
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Chat adds arbitrary semicolon for no apparent reason [duplicate]

Go to chat Write "like http://xkcd.com" Wait a few moments for the submission to go through Resulting text is: I tried a few variations and, as long as the URL is within a quoted passage, and some ...
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Improper query escaping in the return URL after logging in

Something is causing my query search [javascript] -[php] votes:0 is:question to turn into javascript -php votes:0 is:question after signing in. Steps to reproduce: Make sure you are not connected ...
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Meta about page showing HTML

I think it's another case of HTML being escaped when it shouldn't be. If you visit the Meta About page, in the first grey box: Meta-discussion means <span class="revision-comment"> discussion ...