How can I inspect ftpd(the regular Linux FTP server's) source code on my machine?

I'm using Debian 9. Unfortunately I can't figure out which exactly implementation has the package ftpd which I previously installed through apt install ftpd.


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Since you’re using Debian, if your repositories are set up correctly (and they are by default),

apt-get source ftpd

will download and extract the source code for your ftpd package in a sub-directory of the current directory — on Debian 9, that will be ftpd-0.17-36.

This works for any package downloaded from the Debian repositories, as long as the corresponding deb-src entries are present in your repository configuration.

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