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


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”


Related Terms

Latest General Computing Terms

Related Reading

Margaret Rouse

Margaret Rouse is an award-winning technical writer and teacher known for her ability to explain complex technical subjects to a non-technical, business audience. Over the past twenty years her explanations have appeared on TechTarget websites and she's been cited as an authority in articles by the New York Times, Time Magazine, USA Today, ZDNet, PC Magazine and Discovery Magazine.Margaret's idea of a fun day is helping IT and business professionals learn to speak each other’s highly specialized languages. If you have a suggestion for a new definition or how to improve a technical explanation, please email Margaret or contact her…