Rails 3 renaming routes

I am just getting started with Rails 3 and I do not quite understand
how to go about renaming routes.

What I want:

To rename the path to the users#show controller/action pair. So
instead of the URL being www.example.com/users/show/1 it would just be

In the future, I’d also like to be able to add additional paths onto
the end such as:


How my user resources are set up:

resources :users, :except => [:destroy] do
  resources :favorites, :only => [:show, :update]
  resources :profiles, :only => [:show, :update]

What I tried:

match :home, :to => 'users#show'

What happened:

ActiveRecord::RecordNotFound in UsersController#show

  Couldn't find User without an ID

What’s in the development.log file:

Started GET "/home" for at 2011-03-10 13:36:15 -0500
  Processing by UsersController#show as HTML
  [1m[35mUser Load (1.6ms)[0m  SELECT "users".* FROM "users" WHERE

(“users”.“id” = 101) LIMIT 1
Completed in 192ms

ActiveRecord::RecordNotFound (Couldn't find User without an ID):
  app/controllers/users_controller.rb:19:in `show'

What’s in the user controller:

def show
  @user = User.find(params[:id])

  respond_to do |format|
    format.html # show.html.haml

So, apparently it is storing the user id, as shown in the development
log as 101 but for whatever reason I am still getting this error?

Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated!

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