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Newer page: version 8 Last edited on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 11:57:43 am by AristotlePagaltzis
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-[Acronym] for __R__ead __T__he __F__ucking __M__anual |__M__anPages
+An [Acronym]. You want to know what it means? rtfm(7) already
-An exclamation offered by polite people to those who are asking some simple, repeatedly asked question for which a solution is described adequately in the mentioned Manual , [ManPages ], or Documentation in general.  
+See also: rtfm(1) , [STFW
-See the man pages rtfm (1 ) and rtfm (7
+[ESR]'s [How To Ask Questions The Smart Way |] explains:  
+;:Often, the person sending either of these replies has the manual or the web page with the information you need open, and is looking at it as he types. These replies mean that he thinks (a ) the information you need is easy to find, and (b ) you will learn more if you seek out the information than if you have it spoon-fed to you. %%% %%% You shouldn't be offended by this; by hacker standards, he is showing you a rough kind of respect simply by not ignoring you. You should instead thank him for his grandmotherly kindness.