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)

loader by nashory — downloads: 5
Multi-threaded data loader module for Torch
argv by mah0x211 — downloads: 4
argument vector handling module
bitvec by mah0x211 — downloads: 4
bit-vector module
s3-cjson2 by patrickmcguire — downloads: 75
A simple S3 API to upload and download objects
LuaSec-fixed by CapacitorSet — downloads: 17
A binding for OpenSSL library to provide TLS/SSL communication over LuaSocket.

Most Downloaded(This week)

lua-cjson by luarocks — downloads: 885,468
Fast JSON encoding/parsing support for Lua
lua-geoip by agladysh — downloads: 780,333
Bindings for MaxMind's GeoIP library
LPeg by gvvaughan — downloads: 772,057
Parsing Expression Grammars For Lua
LuaSocket by luarocks — downloads: 742,956
Network support for the Lua language
LuaFileSystem by hisham — downloads: 711,146
File System Library for the Lua Programming Language

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Quick Start

Installing LuaRocks in a Unix system:

$ wget https://luarocks.org/releases/luarocks-2.4.1.tar.gz
$ tar zxpf luarocks-2.4.1.tar.gz
$ cd luarocks-2.4.1
$ ./configure; sudo make bootstrap
$ sudo luarocks install luasocket
$ lua
Lua 5.3.3 Copyright (C) 1994-2016 Lua.org, 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.