FAQ: Setting up a Server with HTTP - Routing

This community-built FAQ covers the “Routing” exercise from the lesson “Setting up a Server with HTTP”.

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I am getting the following error message after running $ node app.js

shell-init: error retrieving current directory: getcwd: cannot access parent directories: No such file or directory
    cachedCwd = rawMethods.cwd();

Error: ENOENT: no such file or directory, uv_cwd
    at process.wrappedCwd [as cwd] (internal/bootstrap/switches/does_own_process_state.js:130:28)
    at Object.resolve (path.js:1072:47)
    at resolveMainPath (internal/modules/run_main.js:16:40)
    at Function.executeUserEntryPoint [as runMain] (internal/modules/run_main.js:70:24)
    at internal/main/run_main_module.js:17:47 {
  errno: -2,
  code: 'ENOENT',
  syscall: 'uv_cwd'

I get the same error message too, even though my code is the same as the solution. Seems that there is a bug that they need to fix it.

It will only work when I click 'Replace with solution’ button.

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I have the same error, I don’t know why…

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I am stuck with the step 5 in ROUTING . After I run the codes and then click the ‘check work’ button, there is nothing but only the busy animation on the square box before the “5.”. This can keep occurring numerous times. I shut the course and reopen it, but the issue persists.

So this thread was first opened in July 2021, nearly a year later I’m also having this same issue.

as a new user for a service that charges ~500 a year I gotta say I’m not too impressed.

I’m also having the same issue with step 5 in Routing. My solution is identical to the given solution, but will only work if I use their solution

const handleGetRequest = (req, res) => {
  const pathname = req.url;

  if (pathname === '/users') {

This is the solution of the 4th ex. Pathname is only part of the URL why we assign full url to pathname?
PS: because req.url is the pathname part of url.!

Ok then I have another question))
Why in this part

function handleGetRequest(req, res) {
  const { pathname } = new URL(req.url);
  let data = {};
  if (pathname === '/projects') {
    data = await getProjects();
    res.setHeader('Content-Type', 'application/json');
    return res.end(JSON.stringify(data));
  res.statusCode = 404;
  return res.end('Requested resource does not exist');

we use const { pathname } = new URL(req.url);
It’s wrong req.url - it’s only path of the url. And we get an error TypeError [ERR_INVALID_URL]: Invalid URL