RTFM

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RTFM

  1. (Internet) Read the fucking manual
  2. (Internet, Unix) Read the fucking man page

Usage notes[edit]

  • RTFM is used to express frustration at someone who asks questions to which the answers can be easily sought from another source.
  • Also bowdlerized as read the fine manual or read the friendly manual.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from English RTFM.

Initialism[edit]

RTFM

  1. Initialism of regarde ton foutu manuel. (read your fucking manual)