Esoteric characters in filenames sometimes lead to weird errors. I recently backed up files with
rsync, noticing that some minutes into the process, all status output stopped. Investigating further, I found that the cause was a file name with Asian characters in it. One of the symbols had unicode value
0x0090 which I suppose my shell interpreted as the control character
DCS. As no corresponding
ST character (value
0x009C) ever followed, this caused all output to halt. After
rsync finished, all text issued thereafter spilled out to the terminal at once.
I already consulted the
stty manual page, but could not find a way temporarily rid this special symbol of its function for the duration of the
rsync execution. Is there any way to deactivate these characters?