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rude slang An initialism of "read the fucking instructions," an exclamation of frustration and exasperation directed at someone who has asked a question or series of questions that have already been answered in the instructions for something. Would you stop asking such boneheaded questions and just RTFI? I don't have time to hold your hand on every project we do. I don't understand how you could be having so many problems installing the software. RTFI, dude.
Read the fucking instructions!and RTFI
exclam. & comp. abb. Simply read the instructions. (Usually objectionable.) RTFI! It’s really very simple.