About Debian Code Search

Debian Code Search (DCS) is a search engine for source code — it searches all the open source projects which are included in the Debian archive (the "main" distribution only, not non-free or contrib). Currently, that includes about 18000 packages with 140 GiB of source code.

The search engine itself is based on Russ Cox’ codesearch tools, meaning it uses Regular Expressions as input. Like the codesearch tools, it was implemented in Go.

DCS is the subject of Michael Stapelberg’s computer science bachelor thesis (1 MiB PDF).

There also is a 50 minute talk about DCS which you can watch at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6DtW3zCTvk (with English subtitles).

In case you have any questions which are not answered by the FAQ, feel free to contact us.

-- Michael Stapelberg, 2012-10-02