How to Split Bytes in Python?

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In Python, you can split bytes into individual bytes using the bytes() constructor and slicing. Here’s an example:

my_bytes = b'\x68\x65\x6c\x6c\x6f'  # A byte string containing the word "hello"
byte_list = [bytes([b]) for b in my_bytes]

print(byte_list)  # Output: [b'h', b'e', b'l', b'l', b'o']

In this example, we have a byte string called my_bytes that contains the word “hello” encoded as ASCII characters.

We use the bytes() constructor to create individual byte strings for each byte in the input byte string. We create a list comprehension that iterates over each byte in my_bytes, and creates a new byte string containing only that byte.

The resulting byte_list variable contains a list of individual byte strings, where each byte string represents a single byte in the input byte string.

Note that this approach assumes that the input byte string contains only ASCII characters. If the input byte string contains Unicode characters or multi-byte characters, you may need to use a different approach to split the bytes correctly.

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