What do these symbols mean that are printed for each contact with the 'e', 'w', 'ee', 'ww' and 's' commands?
The symbol printed after the peer-to-peer protocol version with the 'ee' and 'ww' commands are connectivity flags:

  • '%': SSL-encrypted direct connection with contact established.
  • '&': direct connection with contact established.
  • '|': direct connection with contact failed.
  • ':': direct connection with contact is tried to establish.
  • '.': direct connection with contact closed.
  • '^': no direct connection, but IP address and port number known.
  • ' ': no direct connection possible.
The symbols printed with all commands are contact flags:
  • '+': alias entry, only with 'ww'
  • '#': temporary contact (i.e. UIN was mentioned, but not added to contact list), only with 'w' and 'ww'
  • '*': intimate: sees you when invisible
  • '-': hide: doesn't see you at any time
  • '^': ignore this contact
If none of the latter are applicable, '&', '|', ':', '.' as above are printed if applicable.

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