Asked by: Hodeia Mazzeo
asked in category: General Last Updated: 29th June, 2020

Where is the kernel source directory in Ubuntu?

On Debian, Ubuntu and their derivatives, all kernel header files can be found under /usr/src directory. You can check if the matching kernel headers for your kernel version are already installed on your system using the following command.

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In this regard, where is my kernel source directory?

By default, the kernel source tree should be in usr/src/ directory.

what is source directory in Linux? source command in Linux with Examples. source is a shell built-in command which is used to read and execute the content of a file(generally set of commands), passed as an argument in the current shell script. txt as an argument which is stored in the home directory and contain list of command i.e. ls, date and time.

Also, where is kernel source code in Ubuntu?

1 Answer. A bzip file will be downloaded at /usr/src/ containing the source code. However, ubuntu codes are taken from the orginal linux kernel which is available for download at To understand the kernel, you must start with basics of operating system.

How do I find my Linux kernel?

To check Linux Kernel version, try the following commands:

  1. uname -r : Find Linux kernel version.
  2. cat /proc/version : Show Linux kernel version with help of a special file.
  3. hostnamectl | grep Kernel : For systemd based Linux distro you can use hotnamectl to display hostname and running Linux kernel version.

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