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Old 08-09-2003, 01:39 AM   #1
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Question Source Code


How do I view the linux source code?
 
Old 08-09-2003, 01:45 AM   #2
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I prefer less to view things. However you can also view it in vi if you plan on editing it later

It depends on what it's written in usually, but I'd think most of your text editors (especially vi) and viewers (especially less) wouldn't have a problem looking at it.

You might actually wanna use a programming tool though, it would likely format it a bit better for the 'eye'.

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if you have it installed, it is usually in /usr/src/linux
 
Old 08-09-2003, 01:50 AM   #4
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thanx jalal
I was wondering about were to find it in the system. I guess I should have been more specific, but you are appreciated as well masterC

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Old 08-09-2003, 02:22 AM   #5
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I installed it, and went to /usr/src/linux and this directory doesn't exist. The only directory in /usr/src is packages, and it contained a directory called SOURCES. But I couldn't find the code for the kernel in there. Do you have any other suggestions?
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Old 08-09-2003, 02:30 AM   #6
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If you installed the kernel, you will also need to install:
kernel-sources
Or something like that (that's the name of the package) or what I suggest is just grab yourself a raw copy:
www.kernel.org



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