Asked By – Panagiotis Drakatos
I am new in python programming and i am a bit confused. I try to get the bytes from a string to hash and encrypt but i got
b character in front of string just like the below example. Is any way avoid this?.Can anyone give a solution? Sorry for this silly question
import hashlib text = "my secret data" pw_bytes = text.encode('utf-8') print('print',pw_bytes) m = hashlib.md5() m.update(pw_bytes)
print b'my secret data'
Now we will see solution for issue: Remove ‘b’ character do in front of a string literal in Python 3 [duplicate]
Decoding is redundant
You only had this “error” in the first place, because of a misunderstanding of what’s happening.
You get the
b because you encoded to
utf-8 and now it’s a bytes object.
>> type("text".encode("utf-8")) >> <class 'bytes'>
- You can just print the string first
- Redundantly decode it after encoding