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readme

(ˈriːdˌmiː)
n
an explanatory document that accompanies computer files or software
Translations
LiesmichReadme
leemereadme
lisezmoireadme
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To be extra helpful you can add "Read the README file for further instructions.
One of the GitHub APIs allows users to obtain a list of repositories that contain specific search terms in their name, description, or in their readme file.
Sometimes a README file is dropped in the root directory.
Platform and support dependencies are fully described in the README file that accompanies the software.
They also made sure the program wouldn't interfere with anything else on the computer, and they even uploaded a note in the form of a readme file that explained the project and gave a contact email address.
The README file can be a simple line or two explaining what your software does, if it's simple software.
It may just be to read a Readme file for some newly installed application, or to edit the settings for some application that stores them in a text file, or even to edit some code.
Instructions on how to install and launch examples are included in the Quick Start Guide and in each example's README file.
One caveat, however: When we tried to boot up Flight Simulator for the first time, video card warnings prompted us to spend some time with the Readme file and we eventually upgraded an older video card to near state of the art.