How do I converted a null (0) terminated string to a Python string?

Steve Holden steve at
Thu Sep 14 05:51:28 CEST 2006

Michael wrote:
> Hi All,
> I've received (via UDP) a null terminated string and need to convert it
> into a Python string. Can anyone tell me how this is done? If it helps,
> I know the number of characters in the string.
> Thanks,
> M. McDonnell
Have you received this string in Python or in C? If the former, then 
just throw away the last character of the string you've received and 
you're done!

s = s[:-1]

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