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)

luachild by pocomane — downloads: 1
Spawn sub-processes and communicate with them through pipes.
Healthchecks for OpenResty to check upstream service status
kong-upstream-jwt by Optum_Ross — downloads: 15
A plugin for Kong which adds a signed JWT to HTTP Headers of outgoing requests
luafp by JesterXL — downloads: 7
Functional Programming and list comprehension helper functions for Lua.
lua-LIVR by fperrad — downloads: 7
Lightweight validator supporting Language Independent Validation Rules Specification (LIVR)

Most Downloaded(This week)

lua-cjson by OpenResty — downloads: 1,517,609
Fast JSON encoding/parsing support for Lua
lua-geoip by agladysh — downloads: 1,031,679
Bindings for MaxMind's GeoIP library
LuaFileSystem by hisham — downloads: 866,447
File System Library for the Lua Programming Language
LPeg by gvvaughan — downloads: 859,348
Parsing Expression Grammars For Lua
LuaSocket by luarocks — downloads: 844,450
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.