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Troubleshooting the "bytes-like object is required" Error in Python Requests

Author: Mohan Ganesan

Date: Feb 3, 2024

Requests requires bytes for file uploads, request body encoding, and response content decoding. Use 'rb' mode to read file data as bytes. Encode text to bytes before sending. Decode response content from bytes to strings before accessing.

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