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The ctkd command line tool is a utility designed for managing and interacting with the Chenard chess engine. It allows users to control the engine's behavior and configuration from the command line interface. This tool provides various commands and options to handle different aspects of the engine.

Users can start, stop, and restart the Chenard engine using the ctkd command line tool. It also provides functionality to load and save chess game files, allowing users to analyze or play back previously recorded games. The tool offers options to import and export FEN (Forsyth–Edwards Notation) files, which represents a particular board position of a chess game.

Additionally, ctkd offers a command to index the opening book used by the Chenard engine, which improves its performance in the opening phase of the game. The tool also provides support for performing engine analysis on specific chess positions, giving users insights and recommended moves based on the engine's evaluations.

With its comprehensive set of commands and options, ctkd serves as a versatile and powerful utility for managing and interacting with the Chenard chess engine from the command line interface.

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