This Gist used to be a fork of similardilemma’s mcexplore.py script, which is used to pregenerate a minecraft world and was previously maintained at this url. Similardilemma no longer has a github account and no longer maintains mcexplore, so with his blessing I’m continuing development on GitHub over here.
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A command line tool that uses a Minecraft server to generate square land of a specified size, measured in chunks or regions. Requires twoolie's nbt.py: https://github.com/twoolie/NBT