# Python Bitwise Operator

## Bitwise Operators in Python.

The binary numbers are compared using these operators.We can perform different operations on binary numbers such as and, or, xor, not, left shift, and right shift.These operators are also often called bitwise-or, bitwise-and, and bitwise-xor, etc.Shift operators are used to shifting the values of the binary number to left or right.

## Bitwise Operators in Python

All Bitwise operators in python are discussed below  in detail with their syntax and proper example:

#### 1. AND (&)

It returns 1 if both the bits are 1 else it returns 0

Syntax

bit1 & bit2

Example

>>> a = 1
>>> b = 1
>>> a & b
1
>>> a=101
>>> b=111
>>> a & b 101

#### 2. OR ( | )

It returns 0 only if both the bits are zero else it returns 1.
Syntax
bit1 | bit2
Example
>>> a = 0
>>> b = 0
>>> a | b
0
>>> a=100
>>> b=110
>>> a | b
110

#### 3. XOR ( ^ )

It returns 1 only if one of the both the bits is 1 else it returns 0.

Syntax

bit1 ^ bit2

Example

>>> a = 0
>>> b = 0
>>> a ^ b
0
>>> a=11
>>> b=110
>>> a ^ b
101

#### 4. NOT (~)

It inverts all the bits.

Syntax

~ bit

#### 5. Left shift ( << )

It pushes 0’s from right and let the left most bit fall off for each and every 0.

Syntax

bit << key

#### 5. Right shift ( >> )

It pushes 0’s from left and let the right most bit fall off for each and every 0.

Syntax

bit >> key