I am very new to Linux, running an HPC via ssh. I was running a shell script within a screen, and a process was taking too long so I killed it via htop activity. When I reattach the screen that was running the script, it is unresponsive (attempt to control C just prints ^C on the screen).
Now, when I try to open the directory and use the ls command, the command does not complete after several minutes. I cannot access the shell script or any of the files using ls. The directory only has about 30 files are so. How can I fix this, or alternatively just remove the defective directory and screen?
UPDATE: was not able to move the files to a new directory using cp. I also see that there are a couple remnants of the processes viewable in htop activity, but I am unable to kill the process ID.