LuaRocks is the package manager for Lua modules.

It allows you to create and install Lua modules as self-contained packages called rocks. You can download and install LuaRocks on Unix and Windows. Get started

LuaRocks is free software and uses the same license as Lua.

Recent Modules (View all) (Recent versions)

ljndpi by aperezdc — downloads: 1
LuaJIT FFI binding for the nDPI deep packet inspection library
upcache by kapouer — downloads: 1
Scope and Tag cache protocols for application - proxy cache keys management.
cache-protocols by kapouer — downloads: 2
Scope and Tag cache protocols for application - proxy cache keys management.
vMake by Vercas — downloads: 11
Tool for building software and configuring builds.
dotty by aperezdc — downloads: 3
Idiomatic wrapper for terminal handling

Most Downloaded(This week)

LuaSocket by luarocks — downloads: 281,935
Network support for the Lua language
lua-resty-string by rsander — downloads: 276,898
LuaFileSystem by hisham — downloads: 268,884
File System Library for the Lua Programming Language
lua-cjson by luarocks — downloads: 268,799
Fast JSON encoding/parsing support for Lua
LuaSec by brunoos — downloads: 254,955
A binding for OpenSSL library to provide TLS/SSL communication over LuaSocket.

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Quick Start

Installing LuaRocks in a Unix system:

$ wget
$ tar zxpf luarocks-2.3.0.tar.gz
$ cd luarocks-2.3.0
$ ./configure; sudo make bootstrap
$ sudo luarocks install luasocket
$ lua
Lua 5.3.2 Copyright (C) 1994-2015, PUC-Rio
> require "socket"

On Windows? Installation instructions for Windows.

Contributing Modules

Anyone can upload and host Lua modules.

Register an account and upload a .rockspec to create a new module. If your module name is not taken it will be added to the root manifest.

After you have uploaded a .rockspec, you can upload .rock files for a specific version by going to the version’s page. Rock files ensure that your module will be installable as long as this site is up.

The most recent version of LuaRocks supports uploading modules with the upload command:

$ luarocks upload my_thing-1.0-1.rockspec

For older LuaRocks installations, you can use moonrocks:

$ luarocks install moonrocks
$ moonrocks upload my_thing-1.0-1.rockspec

Read more on the About Page.