Archetype catalogues

How does the plugin find all the archetypes available in the system? When you just type mvn archetype:generate, a list of archetypes is displayed by the plugin for the user selection. The complete list is around 1100, but only the first 10 are shown here:

1: remote -> br.com.ingenieux:elasticbeanstalk-service-webapp-archetype (A Maven Archetype Encompassing RestAssured, Jetty, Jackson, Guice and Jersey for Publishing JAX-RS-based Services on AWS' Elastic Beanstalk Service)
2: remote -> br.com.ingenieux:elasticbeanstalk-wrapper-webapp-archetype (A Maven Archetype Wrapping Existing war files on AWS' Elastic Beanstalk Service)
3: remote -> br.com.otavio.vraptor.archetypes:vraptor-archetype-blank (A simple project to start with ...

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