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)

luasystem by olim — downloads: 29
Platform independent system calls for Lua.
ber by aperezdc — downloads: 7
BER and ASN.1 encoder and decoder
lualzo by starius — downloads: 7
Lua Module Lzo
jsonpath by mrpace2 — downloads: 6
Query Lua data structures with JsonPath expressions. Robust and safe JsonPath engine for Lua.
cosy-graphinfo by saucisson — downloads: 2
Compute #vertices and #edges of a graph

Most Downloaded(This week)

lua-cjson by luarocks — downloads: 131,869
Fast JSON encoding/parsing support for Lua
LuaSec by brunoos — downloads: 129,805
A binding for OpenSSL library to provide TLS/SSL communication over LuaSocket.
LuaFileSystem by hisham — downloads: 115,004
File System Library for the Lua Programming Language
LuaSocket by luarocks — downloads: 111,039
Network support for the Lua language
busted by olivine-labs — downloads: 107,947
Elegant Lua unit testing.

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Quick Start

Installing LuaRocks in a Unix system:

$ wget http://luarocks.org/releases/luarocks-2.3.0.tar.gz
$ 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 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.