Partially. Read the documentation. It might not be able to change some things.
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.
Mostly: line breaks will be wrong. Editing on the command line should be fine.
The style of those indicates the transport mechanism used. '<<<' and '>>>' are non-acknowledged messages through the server, '«<<' and '>>»' are acknowledged messages through the server, '«««' and '»»»' are acknowledged messages via a direct connection, and finally '»%»' and '«%«' acknowledged messages via an SSL-encrypted direct connection.
You first make sure that you have the latest and greatest version of mICQ - the bug might have already been fixed. Also check the mailing list archive if it's mentioned there, and, of course, this FAQ. You might also check the version in CVS, or this page in English. If you still think you've found a new bug, please report it to me, and please report as much detail about your setup as possible. If you can provide a fix, that would be appreciated very much, but, because of the speed mICQ evolves, if possible create a diff against the current CVS.
Yes, there are.
The initial contact list download is not saved.
explicitly import contact list with 'contact import' and 'save'.
The first contact import may lead to a disconnect.
'save', then log in again with 'login', until the complete contact list is imported.
Sending a message of several thousand bytes will cause an abort.
Make sure that each icq8 connection in your micqrc is followed by a peer connection like this:
Split your message into smaller parts.
Of course. Upgrade if they happen to you.
Here are a few random tips for those people that actually read documentation.
Tip: Find a random mICQ user: just type 'rand 49'. It will return a user in the random chat group 49. In AOL ICQ there is no chat group 49. But mICQ on the other hand uses chat group 49 by default for new users.
type icq8 auto
type peer auto