Retaining the padded bytes of Structural Padding in Python
Structural Padding means aligning the data into blocks of fixed size in order to ease the operations of particular Computer Architectures, Cryptographic algorithms accordingly. We pad(add enough bytes) the operational data (which is not necessarily structured) in order to serve the machine. Padded bytes may interrupt the original data, to identify the number of padded bytes, the following approach helps.
This is traditional Structural Padding with ‘White Spaces’ as padding entities, which will not help us extract the precise bytes of original data
'HALL OF BYTES '
Here is how to retain the padded number of bytes
'HALL OF BYTES\x07\x07\x07\x07\x07\x07\x07' # thus 7 bytes were padded.
'PRECISELY RETAINED\x02\x02' # Thus two bytes were padded.
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