I wanted to do a search today looking for a couple of words in order in a single verse. Not a phrase search, just verses with word1 *before* word2 (they don't have to be together).
I tried a few things on the command line, re-read the command-line and search help entries, but nothing worked.
I tried <.word1 * word2>, but it ignored the order. I tried <.word1*word2>, but it took it as all one word. <'word1 word2> obviously works, but only as a phrase, i.e. it doesn't find any occurences where word2 follows word1 in the same verse, but with other words in between.
So, is this possible on the command line?