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From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :
[Unix] Abbreviation for `Read The Fucking Manual'.
1. Used by gurus to brush off questions they consider trivial or
annoying. Compare Don't do that then!.
2. Used when reporting a problem to indicate that you aren't just
asking out of randomness. "No, I can't figure out how to interface
Unix to my toaster, and yes, I have RTFM." Unlike sense 1, this use
is considered polite. See also FM, RTFAQ, RTFB, RTFS,
STFW, RTM, all of which mutated from RTFM, and compare UTSL.
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