Is it OK to ask a duplicate question simply for the purposes of linking your exact question to an identical, yet differently worded question.
For example, I want to know why, in
EOF tactic/input redirection does not work when inside an
if/elif/else block. The answer is in an unrelated question cat a file inside a shell function
What I want to do is ask a question along the lines of "Why does EOF and input redirection not work inside an IF block", then either immediately answer the question by linking to the other question, or request the question be closed as a duplicate.