Q1: Where can I find the vim man page online? (an up-to-date version)
Q2: Where can I find the vim man page within the vim help system? (i.e., :help)

http://vimhelp.org looks like the canonical up-to-date online vim documentation, but I didn't find it there.

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It doesn't seem that vimhelp.org includes the man page for Vim... It looks like they're only serving and indexing the Vim :help files instead.

You can find the man page for Vim in its GitHub repository, it seems that besides the nroff vim.1 source code for the man page, they actually include a text rendering for it under file vim.man.

The man page is also not really directly accessible from Vim's :help system, since they're essentially separate. The most closely related contents to those found in the man page, including a description of command-line arguments, can be found under :help starting.

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    And the most relevant sections are documented as :help -<option name>
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Oct 5, 2020 at 22:41

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