Is there a way to search through world data to find instances of a given type of item (e.g., gold horse armor) and/or to find an item with a particular name?
My goal is to find the item's location within the in-game world, ideally with an X/Y/Z coordinate. My specific application is locating stolen items, but I can imagine other uses for such a search, for example, locating mob spawners.
Hopefully there's already a utility or technique available to help with this. But if not, some documentation on the structure of world data might do the trick, as I'm a programmer and could probably write the search myself.