Matches and consumes a prefix of the unmatched path of the RequestContext against the given PathMatcher, potentially extracts one or more values (depending on the type of the argument).


def pathPrefix[L <: HList](pm: PathMatcher[L]): Directive[L] 


This directive filters incoming requests based on the part of their URI that hasn’t been matched yet by other potentially existing pathPrefix or rawPathPrefix directives on higher levels of the routing structure. Its one parameter is usually an expression evaluating to a PathMatcher instance (see also: The PathMatcher DSL).

As opposed to its rawPathPrefix counterpart pathPrefix automatically adds a leading slash to its PathMatcher argument, you therefore don’t have to start your matching expression with an explicit slash.

Depending on the type of its PathMatcher argument the pathPrefix directive extracts zero or more values from the URI. If the match fails the request is rejected with an empty rejection set.


val route =
  pathPrefix("ball") {
    pathEnd {
    } ~
    path(IntNumber) { int =>
      complete(if (int % 2 == 0) "even ball" else "odd ball")

Get("/") ~> route ~> check {
  handled === false

Get("/ball") ~> route ~> check {
  responseAs[String] === "/ball"

Get("/ball/1337") ~> route ~> check {
  responseAs[String] === "odd ball"