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

  UTSL
         Use The Source, Luke (telecommunication, Usenet, IRC)
         

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

  UTSL
   //, n.
  
      [Unix] On-line acronym for ?Use the Source, Luke? (a pun on Obi-Wan
      Kenobi's ?Use the Force, Luke!? in Star Wars) ? analogous to RTFS (sense
      1), but more polite. This is a common way of suggesting that someone would
      be better off reading the source code that supports whatever feature is
      causing confusion, rather than making yet another futile pass through the
      manuals, or broadcasting questions on Usenet that haven't attracted wizard
      s to answer them.
  
      Once upon a time in elder days, everyone running Unix had source. After
      1978, AT&T's policy tightened up, so this objurgation was in theory
      appropriately directed only at associates of some outfit with a Unix source
      license. In practice, bootlegs of Unix source code (made precisely for
      reference purposes) were so ubiquitous that one could utter it at almost
      anyone on the network without concern.
  
      Nowadays, free Unix clones have become widely enough distributed that
      anyone can read source legally. The most widely distributed is certainly
      Linux, with variants of the NET/2 and 4.4BSD distributions running second.
      Cheap commercial Unixes with source such as BSD/OS are accelerating this
      trend.
  

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

  Use the Source Luke
  UTSL
  
      (UTSL) (A pun on Obi-Wan Kenobi's "Use
     the Force, Luke!" in "Star Wars") A more polite version of
     RTFS.  This is a common way of suggesting that someone would
     be better off reading the source code that supports whatever
     feature is causing confusion, rather than making yet another
     futile pass through the manuals, or broadcasting questions on
     Usenet that haven't attracted wizards to answer them.
  
     Once upon a time in Elder Days, everyone running Unix had
     source.  After 1978, AT&T's policy tightened up, so this
     objurgation was in theory appropriately directed only at
     associates of some outfit with a Unix source licence.  In
     practice, bootlegs of Unix source code (made precisely for
     reference purposes) were so ubiquitous that one could utter it
     at almost anyone on the network without concern.
  
     Nowadays, free Unix clones are becoming common enough that
     almost anyone can read source legally.  The most widely
     distributed is probably Linux.  FreeBSD, NetBSD,
     386BSD, jolix also have their followers.  Cheap commercial
     Unix implementations with source such as BSD/OS from BSDI
     are accelerating this trend.
  
     (1996-01-02)
  

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