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.

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Recent Modules (View all) (Recent versions)

loggedkv by hengestone — downloads: 7
Append log persistence for lua tables
AbsTK by PedroAlvesV — downloads: 4
The Abstract Toolkit – a widget toolkit for GUI and text-mode applications.
dromozoa-zmq by moyu — downloads: 13
Lua bindings for ZeroMQ
null by moteus — downloads: 2
Provide special value null for Lua
lluv-pg by moteus — downloads: 2
PostgreSQL client for lluv library

Most Downloaded(This week)

LuaSocket by luarocks — downloads: 539,118
Network support for the Lua language
LPeg by gvvaughan — downloads: 509,691
Parsing Expression Grammars For Lua
lua-cjson by luarocks — downloads: 504,880
Fast JSON encoding/parsing support for Lua
LuaFileSystem by hisham — downloads: 487,768
File System Library for the Lua Programming Language
LuaSec by brunoos — downloads: 463,803
LuaSec is a binding for OpenSSL library to provide TLS/SSL communication.

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Quick Start

Installing LuaRocks in a Unix system:

$ wget
$ 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, 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.