I get really intrigued when people start RTFM‘ing me on IRC in response to concrete short questions. It’s like you ask “Do I have to use yum to install packages in CentOS?” Instead of answering “Yes” there’s
always someone who doesn’t really know for sure what to answer and so they start writing too much, in a vague style, a message that we’ve all come to know as RTFM type of response. Not that it’s a bad thing, but it’s often misused from position of elitism and has a strong stench of snobbishness.
“You’re too stupid! You can’t grok a simple shell script you’re not worthy of our attention!”
BS. And waste of time really. Simply counterproductive and demonstrates ego problems of the author of a message.
Beware of this type of folks on IRC, perhaps on the Internet and RL too!