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 for RTFM
From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

  RTFM
         Read The Flaming / Fucking Manual (slang, Usenet, IRC)
         

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  RTFM
   /R?T?F?M/, imp.
  
      [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.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  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, RYFM
     and, more recently, STFW.  Compare: UTSL.  A web site in
     the same vein is (lmgtfy.com).
  
     [Earliest use?]
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (2003-06-07)
  

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