How to get the byte order of the system in Python

By IncludeHelp Last updated : February 8, 2024

In computer systems, the byte order is also known as endianness, it is used to represent the byte order in which a multi-byte data type is stored in computer memory.

There are two types of byte order in computer systems:

  • Little-endian
  • Big-endian

Problem statement

Write a Python program to get the byte order of the system.

Getting byte order of the system

In Python, you can use the `byteorder` attribute of the `sys` module to get the byte order of the system. The `sys.byteorder` returns a string containing system's byte order ("big" or "little").

Syntax

sys.byteorder

Python program to get byte order of the system

# Importing sys Module
import sys

# Getting byte order of the system
system_byte_order = sys.byteorder

# Printing
print("System's Byte Order:", system_byte_order)

Output

The output of the above program is:

System's Byte Order: little

To understand the above program, you should have the basic knowledge of the following Python topics:

 
 

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