Print a string in binary format

Paul Rubin http
Fri Jan 21 01:26:16 EST 2005

"neutrino" <hanchunhui at> writes:
> I have a binary file and wish to see the "raw" content of it. So I open
> it in binary mode, and read one byte at a time to a variable, which
> will be of the string type. Now the problem is how to print the binary
> format of that charater to the standard output. It seems a common task
> but I just cannot find the appropriate method from the documentation.

There's not a builtin for it.  There was some discussion in the bug
system of adding it to the binascii module.  Meanwhile you sort of
have to write actual code.

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