Confluence and Jira are amazing at interpreting characters for text-formatting. But sometimes it just doesn’t come in handy.
Imagine you are documenting CLI parameters:
$ somecommand --some-param=xyz
Confluence/Jira would express this as a strike through text, because of the hyphens.
This can be circumvented by using the backslash escape character:
$ somecommand \-\-some\-param=xyz