<Skilless15> what's rtfm
<Skilless15> i forgot
<@avaxx> read the fucking manual.
<Skilless15> why
<Skilless15> you could just tell me
by nekholm November 19, 2003
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A reply to when people go on internet message boards asking for technical advice on subjects where the obvious solution is usually given in products user manual:

"why is my printer speaking in German?"
"RTFM ;o)"

"Why wont my scanner work?"
"RTFM!!"
by DeusBrackers October 14, 2005
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"Read the fucking manual." The most obvious solution to most tech problems. Also the most overlooked solution.
"How do I format the text this way?"

"RTFM. F1 works, you know..."
by Maerc January 13, 2005
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Read. The. Fucking. Manual.

Popular saying amoungst engineers

A coomon miscoception is that the word originated from the internet. This word however has been around as long as there have been engineers, or at least as long as there have been electrical apliances.

Idiot: How do I install Windows?

Engineer: RTFM.

Idiot: Whaaa?

Engineer: RTFM!!! It's right there in the Box!!!

Idiot: All I see is the manual, where's the RTFM?

Engineer: RAGE!!!
*Grabs Monitor and viciously beats down on idiot with it*
by Riim Jobs January 25, 2009
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RTFM is a internet word used to say "Read the f***ing manual"
Bob - I need help :(
Jim - Ok what with
Bob - How to install this game
Jim - =/ RTFM
Bob - What???
Jim (Has logged off)
by Robert Hayden April 15, 2008
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Kid 1 "How do you side jump like that."
Me "RTFM."
Kid 1 "Whats RTFM?"
Me "Read The Fucking Manual, what are you dumb?"
Kid 1 "Sorry if I don't use internet slang in everyday life."
Rest of class "LOL"
by Drunkbum222 December 04, 2006
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"C'mon Dan, RTFM!"
"Do you even know what that means?"
"Yeah, Rolling on the Floor masturbating!"
by RoyalEnfield2255 March 18, 2010
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