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When in Minecraft creative mode, there are times when I need to return to the spawn point. Are there any commands (in vanilla Minecraft) that you can use to quickly teleport back to spawn?

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If you have cheats enabled in the world then you can use the command /kill to respawn at the spawn point. You can use the command /gamerule keepInventory true to avoid losing items on death.

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Is there any way to avoid losing inventory when using that command in creative mode? (I'd prefer to go back to spawn without losing my entire inventory.) – Anderson Green Nov 26 '12 at 17:19
Probably not, alternately if you know the <x,y,z> coordinates of the spawn you can use the /tp PLAYER x y z command to teleport the named player to the x,y,z location specified. This will keep your inventory. – Harkonen Nov 26 '12 at 17:21
I once played a vanilla Minecraft map called "Herobrine's Mansion" that kept the player's items on death, so there must be some way to keep items on death in vanilla Minecraft. – Anderson Green Nov 26 '12 at 17:24
If you use the command /gamerule keepInventory true then you will keep your inventory on death in the current map. – Harkonen Nov 26 '12 at 17:28
In that case, why do you think it's not possible to avoid losing the inventory when using /kill? – Anderson Green Nov 26 '12 at 17:31

You need to have cheats on for this to work. If you use the command /gamerule keepInventory true before using /kill you will die and respawn at your spawn point with all your inventory. I've done it, so I can confirm it works.

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You could always just dig straight down until you hid the void below bedrock, and that should kill you and respawn you. It will be a short trip down on creative. Still doesn't save your inventory, but its another solution

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Why wouldn't you just use the /kill command, along with /gamerule keepInventory true? That would keep your inventory and teleport you back to spawn, without doing any damage to the map. – Anderson Green Dec 10 '12 at 15:38
If you don't have cheats enabled, you might not be able to use the /kill command, nor the /gamerule command. – Eddified Mar 9 '13 at 21:44

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