ircII help: bind quote_character
Usage: BIND <key> QUOTE_CHARACTER This function "quotes" the next key hit. What this really means is that it overrides the key binding for the next key and forces it to insert itself into the input buffer. For example, if you have Control D bound to delete character, and you hit the quote character (defaults to Control Q) then Control D, it will insert a Control D (shows up as an inverse video D) and does not delete the character. Got it?