Where do I find the version of a Linux kernel source tree?
Yet another solution: in the older times
include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h, but only after at least a partially successful compilation.
Check the top-level
Makefile, an example of which is here. At the top of that, you should see something like:
VERSION = 3 PATCHLEVEL = 1 SUBLEVEL = 0 EXTRAVERSION = -pax NAME = Custom Pax Version
The (admittedly minor) advantage of this method is that you only need the ability to view the files themselves rather than having to run a build process.
You can find the version by running
In the source tree