Write out full flags in reused code

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Last Updated: 2024-04-13

I wanted to download a website and wrote a script with the following:

$ wget -k -p -m -E -r example.com

Returning to the code merely days later, I had no idea what this meant.

If any code that's mean to be re-used, always use the full flags for a command instead of the shortversion.

$ wget --convert-links --page-requisites --mirror --adjust-extension --recursive example.com