- Date Found: Since manuals were first used
- Used By: Anyone, "Gurus"
RTFM means "go learn it yourself." The initials stand for read the f*cking manual.
"Manual" usually referred to a Unix man page. Simply type man into the shell prompt followed by the command you want to learn about.
Ex: man cat
RTFM is not limited to Unix. There are countless other software, devices, etc. with unread manuals.
- "Hey, go RTFM."
- "Should have RTFM before I took my Nintendo DS in the ocean."
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