How to fix TypeError: a bytes-like object is required not ‘str’ in Python

A TypeError exception is raised when a function is called on an inappropriate type of object. In this particular error, the function expected a byte-like object, but instead, a string object was provided to it. To understand how to solve this error, we have to first understand the difference between a byte string and a string. Python supports bytes and str objects. Byte objects are a sequence of binary characters. For example, ‘\xce\xb1\xce\xac’. These are not human-readable. However, these can be stored directly in the memory. However, string objects(eg- ‘αά’) are human-readable but cannot be stored directly in the memory. We can convert an … Read more