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

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  • lua-gimli by luiz — downloads: 2
    A Lua crypto library based on the Gimli permutation.
  • kong-pgmoon by kong — downloads: 814
    Postgres driver for OpenResty and Lua
  • sayit by kulti — downloads: 29
    Lua string hashing/indexing library
  • Discover, Monitor, and Secure your APIs at object/data level using this Kong Plugin as a MicroSensor.
  • lapis-eswidget by leafo — downloads: 9
    A widget base class designed for generating ES modules for bundling JavaScript & more

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Quick Start

Installing LuaRocks in a Unix system:

$ wget https://luarocks.org/releases/luarocks-3.9.1.tar.gz
$ tar zxpf luarocks-3.9.1.tar.gz
$ cd luarocks-3.9.1
$ ./configure && make && sudo make install
$ sudo luarocks install luasocket
$ lua
Lua 5.3.5 Copyright (C) 1994-2018 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.