ALERT

[FREE DEMO] Deploy Your Enterprise Cloud in Minutes

Readme

Definition - What does Readme mean?

The readme file is a file that is attached to a software program that contains critical or important information about that program. The readme file is, in a sense, a manual or instructional resource for that program.

Techopedia explains Readme

Readme files can include specific instructions on installation and use. They may also include important disclaimers and warnings about what not to do during program execution. It is helpful to read a readme file attached to a program, in the same way that manufacturers recommend reading any manual attached to any consumer product, for example, an appliance. The name or label “readme” is often seen as related to the labels “eat me” and “drink me” attached to food and drink items in Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” book.

Techopedia Deals

Connect with us

Techopedia on Linkedin
Techopedia on Linkedin
Tweat cdn.techopedia.com
"Techopedia" on Twitter


'@Techopedia'
Sign up for Techopedia's Free Newsletter!

Email Newsletter

Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter

Resources
The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems
The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems:
Learn the benefits and limitations of the 3 generations of IT infrastructure – siloed, converged and hyperconverged – and discover how the 4th...
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization:
Businesses today aspire to achieve a software-defined datacenter (SDDC) to enhance business agility and reduce operational complexity. However, the...
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.