The routes tool provides a simple to use CLI interface for testing and debugging routes. You can use it to test how routes are parsed, and what URLs routing parameters will generate.
You can quickly see how a URL will be parsed using the
bin/cake routes check /articles/edit/1
If your route contains any query string parameters remember to surround the URL in quotes:
bin/cake routes check "/articles/?page=1&sort=title&direction=desc"
You can see the URL a routing array will generate using the
bin/cake routes generate controller:Articles action:edit 1