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I have two overlapping vector files (polygons and sample) and want to do a spatial join from the command line to extract all features in polygons that intersect with sample. Essentially I want to have the same result as if I was using the "Join attributes by location" function in QGIS with "Only keep matching records" including the attribute table.

This should be possible with OGR and a SQL query, but I can't get the syntax to work. So far I have tried with a vrt file following this description

And then something like:

ogrinfo -sql "SELECT * FROM sample WHERE ST_INTERSECTS (polygons,sample)" -dialect SQLITE plogonesandsample.vrt

However I find this very cumbersome and not generic.

I seek a solution that works from the command line.

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