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by rodrigo roga January 11, 2008
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Literally "Read The F**king Manual"; a term showing the frustration of being bothered with questions so trivial that the asker could have quickly figured out the answer on their own with minimal effort, usually by reading readily-available documents. People who say "RTFM!" might be considered rude, but the true rude ones are the annoying people who take absolutely no self-responibility and expect to have all the answers handed to them personally.
"Damn, that's the twelveth time that somebody posted this question to the messageboard today! RTFM, already!"
by Bill M. July 27, 2004
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The First Commandment of Technology.
The Commandments of Technology

1. Thou shalt read the fucking manual.
2. Thou shalt treat technology with care and love.
3. Thou may covet thy neighbor's technology, but thou shalt not steal it.
by Scott Lanway September 03, 2004
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Proponents of such acronyms encouraging new users to look the information up themselves are often discouraging questions that could easily be answered using the FAQs, Wiki or Google.

RTFM frequents questions that common sense should have precluded asking.

Some may choose to reply in this fashion rather than leaving the newbie without a response so as to clarify what types of questions are considered inappropriate, unintelligent or inconsiderate of others' time.

originally: "read the field manual" used by WWII soldiers when asked basic questions by new enlistees.

rtfm quickly spread to engineering, computer & technical fields, and has gained popularity with internet usage.

its applicability has increased dramatically with the advent of wiki, where the answer is already at everyone's fingertips.
then:

rookie: how am i supposed to clean this m1?
veteran: read the field manual.

now:

noob: how do i install linux?
1337: rtfm @ linux.org/docs/beginner/install.html

polite usage that will increase likelihood of a helpful response:

newbie: how do i...? i have already rtfm.
by kajiem January 03, 2010
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rftm stands for Read The F*cking Manual. This term is used when referring to people who didn't read something properly such as a paragraph in a book, a question on a test or the definition for rtfm.
Luke: I though the question said three times two. Not two times three!!
Nathaniel: rtfm, dude
by jathatual November 07, 2016
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