Python | os.urandom() method

OS module in Python provides functions for interacting with the operating system. OS comes under Python’s standard utility modules. This module provides a portable way of using operating system dependent functionality.

os.urandom() method is used to generate a string of size random bytes suitable for cryptographic use or we can say this method generates a string containing random characters.

Syntax: os.urandom(size)



Parameter:
size: It is the size of string random bytes

Return Value: This method returns a string which represents random bytes suitable for cryptographic use.

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# Python program to explain os.urandom() method 
          
# importing os module 
import os 
      
# Declaring size
size = 5
  
# Using os.urandom() method
result = os.urandom(size) 
      
# Print the random bytes string
# Output will be different everytime
print(result) 

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Output:

b'\xe2\xaf\xbc:\xdd'


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