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/home sudo ls -l rubish
ls: can't access rubish/tongue/gif: none file of folder of that kind
total 0
-????????? ? ? ? ?              ? tongue/gif

I could move the folder to the top of /home but I can't move it outside another partition:

sudo mv rubish /svr
mv: unable to evaluate "rubish/tongue/gif": none file of folder of that kind

Thank you

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How about rm -rf rubish? –  zwets Mar 8 '13 at 13:16
    
Did you see the strange file's attributes? sudo rm -rf rubish rm: unable to remove "rubish": the folder is not emptysudo mv –  useful Mar 8 '13 at 13:30
    
Did you see the strange file's attributes? sudo rm -rf rubish rm: unable to remove "rubish": the folder is not empty –  useful Mar 8 '13 at 13:37
    
Try to boot a Live USB/CD and run fsck -f /dev/<partition>. –  Eric Carvalho Mar 8 '13 at 15:15
    
This did the job. The hardest was build the LiveUSB. In my particular car where I first reached to move the folder+file the top of the tree, I ran the 'e2fsck -f' online (which is not recommended I know, but I was too disgusted not to be able to build the USB tool). The command found the illegal caracter error and proposed to change it in a dot. I said yes, then no to all other questions. In the end I found twice a file tongue.gif in the folder. I don't remember how I removed them or the folder. As e2fsck still reported other errors I insisted in building the USB, reached with the Gparted Live –  useful Mar 10 '13 at 20:25
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