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Read The Fine Manual

Business » International Business -- and more...

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Read The Full Manual

Computing » Software -- and more...

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Read The Frigging Manual

Internet » Chat -- and more...

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Read The Friendly Manual

Miscellaneous » Funnies

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Read The First Message

Internet » Chat

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Read The Fabulous Manual

Business » General Business

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RTFM

Read The Flippin Manual

Computing » Texting

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Read The Friggin Manual

Miscellaneous » Funnies

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Read That Fine Manual

Miscellaneous » Funnies

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Read The Famous Manual

Miscellaneous » Funnies

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RTFM

Read The Flight Manual

Governmental » NASA

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RTFM

Reinstall The Friggin Machine

Miscellaneous » Funnies

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RTFM

Read The Furnished Manuals

Business » General Business

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RTFM

Return To Former Maker

Business » Products

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Read The F***ing Manual

Internet » Chat -- and more...

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Read The Funny Manual

Internet » Chat

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RTFM

Real-time Traffic Flow Measurement

Governmental » Transportation

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RTFM

Red Team Field Manual

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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RTFM

Real Time Flow Measurement

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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RTFM

Real Time For the Masses

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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RTFM

Read To Fight Monsters

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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RTFM

Read The Freaking Manual

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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RTFM

Read The Field Manual

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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RTFM

Read The F Manual

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Read The Frustrating Manual

Internet » Chat

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What does RTFM mean?

RTFM
RTFM is an initialism for the expression "Read The Fucking Manual" or, in the context of a Unix environment, "Read The Fucking Man page". The RTFM instruction is sometimes given in response to a question when the person being asked believes that the question could be easily answered by reading the relevant user's manual or instructions. In expurgated texts, substitutions such as "read the flaming manual" or "read the friendly manual" are used. Initialisms similar to RTFM include GIYF and LMGTFY. These indicate that the item under question can easily be researched on the World Wide Web. Many alternative expansions for "RTFM" exist, as do many similarly themed alternative initialisms.

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