I'm looking for a strong chess program for GNU/Linux with a command line interface, or one that I can alter to make it suit my needs

After a quick search, I found the question Chess program for Linux/Unix console, which gives some programs that are either too slow or too weak (with no command line though, it was on terminal, but that is easily manageable).

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    So the main differences between your question and the other question is that you are looking for strong programs. Are there any other differences? (E.g. screen reader accessibility?)
    – Tsundoku
    Oct 8, 2016 at 17:26
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    Your question makes no sense. Stockfish is part of the answer. You can't get better than that.
    – SmallChess
    Oct 8, 2016 at 22:18

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I wrote about Stockfish in the link you had. I don't see there is any engine better than that.

  • OP may not understand the textual interface there. It's not "command line" as in "shell command line", it's the UCI interface. Free UCI documentation available for download at shredder.com I believe.
    – Jeff Y
    Oct 13, 2016 at 16:56

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