With all of the recent biome generation changes, I've found myself generating a lot of new worlds lately, and once 1.9 hits I'll do it again.
When I restart the world on my server I would the inventories of all my players to be migrated over to the new world. This way people who have already been playing for quite some time on my server won't lose everything, and can bring their gold, diamonds, cookies, etc. to ease the transition. I'm wary of simply copying player data over because if it includes player position there's a high chance of players appearing in places they shouldn't. (Like in solid ground.)
So I'm looking for an automated tool that I can run once before the players sign in to the new world that copies over all player inventory and nothing else. Note that I'm just running a vanilla server, and would like to continue doing so. If this tool doesn't exist, is there a manual way to do so?
Edit: If I get a good enough response and someone knows how to migrate inventory manually, I just might code the tool myself and put it somewhere for everyone.