I had just installed coverage and run it a few times when I noticed a
.coverage file hanging around in my repo, which is -- according to the
file utility -- a
8086 relocatable (Microsoft) file. And then I did this, because I had no idea what it was and wanted to know what was inside it...
~/repos/personalsite(master 7↑)$ cat .coverage ...lots of output... ≤☃─☃┼±@≤⎽☃└:·/⎼e⎻⎺⎽/≤☃─☃┼±⎽☃└↓c⎺└/≤☃─☃┼±⎽☃└(└▒⎽├e⎼ 7↑)$
Even when I pressed Enter a couple times it remained like that. Not only that, when I typed into the command line, characters that I didn't expect showed up, e.g.
$ ↓┘ ┼⎺├ ⎺┼┌≤ ├▒▒├┬▒≤ ☃⎽ ├▒e⎼e ┼⎺├
The only solution was for me to close the (tmux) window. I'm just wondering (a) why this happened, and (b) if there's any way to fix this next time I happen to do this?