I have a project on Bitbucket which has to do with XPath expressions. That's why I often need to include the @ character into the description of my issues in the Bitbucket tracking system, followed by an identifier. Bitbucket, however, replaces every occurence of a @ sign followed by a user name with a link to that user.

How do I prevent Bitbucket from performing these substitutions, i.e. how do I escape the @ sign? I haven't found a word about this in the related sections of the documentation.

  • Have you tried \@?
    – fuxia
    Jun 15, 2013 at 12:28
  • I have but it didn't work. Jun 15, 2013 at 14:24

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I managed to workaround the same problem by enclosing an expression in code syntax, using the backtick (`).


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