|(jargon)||RTFM - /R T F M/ Read The Fucking Manual (always
abbreviated, sometimes bowdlerised to "Fine" or "Friendly") An
(unhelpful) guru's traditional response when someone asks a
question in a newsgroup or mailing list which he could
have easily answered for himself had he bothered to RTFM.|
The term may also be used to indicate that you couldn't find the answer in the manual. E.g. "How do I interface Unix to my toaster? And yes, I did RTFM but the FM didn't help and I can't RTFS."
Other derived forms include RTFAQ, RTFB, RTM, and, more recently, STFW. Compare: UTSL.