Convert bytes to a string

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To convert a bytes object to a string, you need to decode it using the correct encoding. The most common encoding is UTF-8, but you should use the encoding your data is actually in. To decode a bytes object, use the decode() method. For example, if you have a bytes object called b"abcde", you can decode it to a string like this:


This will return the string 'abcde'.