Trickster can be paused to save CPU cycles or to skip something that will create a larger number of unwanted files. You can pause Trickster with Pause Monitoring in Trickster’s main menu (click the bottom-right button in Trickster’s window).
When paused, Trickster will [Paused] in the title and the icon in the menu bar will have transparency.
Another way to pause and unpause Trickster is using the Defaults system of the Mac. Thus it can be done from the command line (Terminal) as follows.
To pause monitoring:
defaults write com.apparentsoft.trickster PauseMonitoring -bool YES
To resume monitoring:
defaults write com.apparentsoft.trickster PauseMonitoring -bool NO