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August 12th, 2009, 10:19 AM
Where is it possible to download the source code for Linux in addition to the official documentation that could help the reader understand it. Many thanx.

August 12th, 2009, 10:34 AM
For the Linux kernel, or for all the programs and packages that make up Ubuntu?

If you want the source code of any package in Ubuntu, you can type this:

sudo apt-get source packagename

(where "packagename" is the exact name of the package you want the source for - you need to have the Source Code repository enabled too). The source code will go into /usr/src, I believe.

If you want the source code for the latest Linux kernel releases, you can visit www.kernel.org, and if you want some help understanding it you can visit www.kernelnewbies.org.