how to get request path with express req object

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Issue

I’m using express + node.js and I have a req object, the request in the browser is /account but when I log req.path I get ‘/’ — not ‘/account’.

  //auth required or redirect
  app.use('/account', function(req, res, next) {
    console.log(req.path);
    if ( !req.session.user ) {
      res.redirect('/login?ref='+req.path);
    } else {
      next();
    }
  });

req.path is / when it should be /account ??

Solution

UPDATE 8 YEARS LATER:

req.path was already doing exactly same thing that I mentioned here. I don’t remember how this answer solved issue and accepted as a correct answer but currently it’s not a valid answer. Please ignore this answer. Thanks @mhodges for mentioning this.

Original answer:

If you want to really get only "path" without querystring, you can use url library to parse and get only path part of url.

var url = require('url');

//auth required or redirect
app.use('/account', function(req, res, next) {
    var path = url.parse(req.url).pathname;
    if ( !req.session.user ) {
      res.redirect('/login?ref='+path);
    } else {
      next();
    }
});

Answered By – Murat Çorlu

This Answer collected from stackoverflow, is licensed under cc by-sa 2.5 , cc by-sa 3.0 and cc by-sa 4.0

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