[Tutor] how to read one bit of a byte

shawn bright nephish at gmail.com
Tue Feb 20 23:02:16 CET 2007

lo there all,

i am reading a binary file with open('myfile', 'rb')

then i do a read(1) to read one byte. cool so far.

but how do i read the individual bits of a byte

i mean if i have a = read(1)

how do i know what the msb of a is ?

i need to know because i have to see if the msb is set and i also need to
know the value of the next bit.

any tips would be greatly appreciated.

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