Python: bytes to string conversion | python decode

You need to decode the bytes object to produce a string.

$ python
Python 3.7.0 (default, Jun 28 2018, 07:39:16)
[Clang 4.0.1 (tags/RELEASE_401/final)] :: Anaconda, Inc. on darwin
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>>> b'abcdef'
b'abcdef'

>>> b'abcdef'.decode('utf-8')
'abcdef'

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