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I am trying to find where the source code for Ubuntu is located. I looked on google and found the answer. Apparently it is in the file /usr/src/linux. I have looked for this file but I cannot find it.

Where can I find the Ubuntu source code?

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It's not installed by default in Ubuntu. Read the instructions on to find out how to get the source.

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if it not installed , how the ubuntu run ?? – zjm1126 Apr 26 '11 at 1:38
@zjm1126: There's a difference b/w source code and the compiled binary file that runs. Why do you want the source code? – Asad Jibran Ahmed Apr 26 '11 at 1:44
You run many pieces of software without having the source code on your computer, phone, car, ... Why should Ubuntu be any different? – Johnsyweb Apr 26 '11 at 1:46
@Asad Jibran Ahmed i want to learn the source code . – zjm1126 Apr 26 '11 at 5:19

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