In PowerShell, back-quotes (`) are treated as special character strings.
Backquotes (`) are treated as escape strings.
# Example: The first "$" is escaped and is not treated as a variable. PS> $str = 'String' PS> "`$str is $str" $str is String
String with a specific meaning
Back-quotes and strings can be combined to have a specific meaning.
# Example: "`r`n" is a carriage return + newline. PS> "Windows 7`r`nWindows 10" Windows 7 Windows 10
`$ $ `0 null `a Alert `b Backspace `n New line `r Carriage return `t Horizontal tab `' Single quotation `" Double quotation `` Axangrave `f Form feed `v Vertical tab
Line continuation character string
Backquotes (`) are also treated as line continuation characters.
They may be used for purposes such as making scripts easier to read.
PS> Get-ChildItem r* ` >> -Recurse >> # Equivalent to the following # PS> Get-ChildItem r* -Recurse
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