Meaning – The term readme file, refers to a file that should be viewed before the program associated with itis installed or executed. A README file typically contains last-minute product information, installation information, or tips on using the product.
It often accompanies the program’s installer or is installed with the program. A typical readme file contains instructions on how to install the program, how to use the basic functions of the program, and what the program does. It may also include a list of recent updates made to the program.
Typically, readme files contain late-breaking information that could not be included in the printed documentation.
Example of usage – “Most browsers open a .txt file in the browser. To save the file to the computer, right-click the link below and choose the Save link as, Save target as, or Save linked content as an option.”