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)

lua-irc by MoreRobustThanYou — downloads: 7
OVERVIEW ======== LuaIRC is a fully featured IRC framework written entirely in Lua.
lua-fp by JesterXL — downloads: 46
Functional Programming and list comprehension helper functions for Lua.
loveheaders by insideone — downloads: 2
love api headers builder
middleware by Jackong — downloads: 24
A Kong plugin that as middleware for request
nvim-client by teto — downloads: 5
Lua client to Nvim

Most Downloaded(This week)

lua-cjson by OpenResty — downloads: 1,487,521
Fast JSON encoding/parsing support for Lua
lua-geoip by agladysh — downloads: 1,019,849
Bindings for MaxMind's GeoIP library
LPeg by gvvaughan — downloads: 854,094
Parsing Expression Grammars For Lua
LuaFileSystem by hisham — downloads: 853,603
File System Library for the Lua Programming Language
LuaSocket by luarocks — downloads: 838,507
Network support for the Lua language

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Quick Start

Installing LuaRocks in a Unix system:

$ wget https://luarocks.org/releases/luarocks-2.4.3.tar.gz
$ tar zxpf luarocks-2.4.3.tar.gz
$ cd luarocks-2.4.3
$ ./configure; sudo make bootstrap
$ sudo luarocks install luasocket
$ lua
Lua 5.3.4 Copyright (C) 1994-2017 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.