# Bitwise Operators in Python

I have seen bitwise operators in all programming language which I have used so far. Bitwise operators are used to do binary operation in the program. There are six bitwise operators in Python.

Now, let’s see the bitwise operators in Python:

Operator Name Description
& AND Sets each bit to 1 if both bits are 1
| OR Sets each bit to 1 if one of two bits is 1
^ XOR Sets each bit to 1 if only one of two bits is 1
~ NOT Inverts all the bits
<< Zero fill left shift Shift left by pushing zeros in from the right and let the leftmost bits fall off
>> Signed right shift Shift right by pushing copies of the leftmost bit in from the left, and let the rightmost bits fall off

Python example with bitwise operators:

```m =10 #"1010"
n =7 #"0111"
print("m AND n Operation:",m&n) #0010=2
print("m OR n Operation:",m|n) #1111=15
print("Before Left Shift Operation m:",m)#1010
print("After Left Shift Operation m:",(m<<2)&15)#0100=8
Output:```
```m AND n Operation: 2
m OR n Operation: 15
Before Left Shift Operation m: 10
After Left Shift Operation m: 8```

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