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How can I search through the source code used in Ubuntu?

There is a notification message that I'd like to modify to include more data, but it's not obvious which package it's a part of. But it includes a pretty specific string that would be easy to search on. I know there are a large number of projects included in ubuntu, but I'm hoping there's a good way to find the source when it's not apparent what program is responsible.

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There's an Ubuntu Code Search website that lets you search the source code of all packages in the Ubuntu repositories: http://ubuntu-codesearch.surgut.co.uk/

The above site appears to have been down for a while now. I'll try to get in contact with the maintainer.

Edit: I spoke to the maintainer, and this project isn't much of a priority at the moment. I'd recommend using the Debian Code Search instead, as we share a lot of packages/code with them: https://codesearch.debian.net/

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