in QGIS vectorlayers can be intersected. That is apparently done by ftools and seems to be integrated into the QGIS-program itself.
That is different from many other functions that call GDAL-tools.
I would like to intersect esri-shapefiles in a script and without having to load anything into QGIS. Is there a GDAL-tool or some other commandline-suite that will do this?
It would be nice to have a tool that handles the shapefile natively (GDAL-tools do that) without having to import it or convert it to some internal format.
An alternate solution would be a commandline-interface to ftools.