hexbytes package

Quickstart

Install with:

pip install hexbytes

Example HexBytes usage:

>>> from hexbytes import HexBytes

# convert from bytes to a prettier representation at the console
>>> HexBytes(b"\x03\x08wf\xbfh\xe7\x86q\xd1\xeaCj\xe0\x87\xdat\xa1'a\xda\xc0 \x01\x1a\x9e\xdd\xc4\x90\x0b\xf1;")
HexBytes('0x03087766bf68e78671d1ea436ae087da74a12761dac020011a9eddc4900bf13b')

# HexBytes accepts the hex string representation as well, ignoring case and 0x prefixes
>>> hb = HexBytes('03087766BF68E78671D1EA436AE087DA74A12761DAC020011A9EDDC4900BF13B')
HexBytes('0x03087766bf68e78671d1ea436ae087da74a12761dac020011a9eddc4900bf13b')

# get the first byte:
>>> hb[0]
3

# show how many bytes are in the value
>>> len(hb)
32

# cast back to the basic `bytes` type
>>> bytes(hb)
b"\x03\x08wf\xbfh\xe7\x86q\xd1\xeaCj\xe0\x87\xdat\xa1'a\xda\xc0 \x01\x1a\x9e\xdd\xc4\x90\x0b\xf1;"

HexBytes

class hexbytes.main.HexBytes

Bases: bytes

This class is a very thin wrapper around the python built-in bytes class. It has these three changes:

  1. Accepts hex strings as an initializing value
  2. Returns hex with prefix ‘0x’ from HexBytes.hex()
  3. The string representation at console is in hex
hex()

Just like bytes.hex(), but prepends “0x”