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)

copas-ev by saucisson — downloads: 2
Copas using libev
lua-requests by jakeg — downloads: 0
HTTP requests made easy! Support for Basic Auth, Digest Auth. HTTP response parsing has never been easier!
tiny-ecs by bakpakin — downloads: 0
Entity Component System for Lua.
love-ora by clofresh — downloads: 2
A library for loading OpenRaster files into LÖVE games.
lua-zip by brimworks — downloads: 2
Lua binding to libzip

Most Downloaded

moonscript by leafo — downloads: 43,655
A programmer friendly language that compiles to Lua
busted by olivine-labs — downloads: 41,305
Elegant Lua unit testing.
LuaSec by luarocks — downloads: 40,524
A binding for OpenSSL library to provide TLS/SSL communication over LuaSocket.
lua-cjson by luarocks — downloads: 38,795
Fast JSON encoding/parsing support for Lua
LuaFileSystem by hisham — downloads: 32,566
File System Library for the Lua Programming Language

Daily Module Downloads

Quick Start

Installing LuaRocks in a Unix system:

$ wget http://luarocks.org/releases/luarocks-2.2.1.tar.gz
$ tar zxpf luarocks-2.2.1.tar.gz
$ cd luarocks-2.2.1
$ ./configure; sudo make bootstrap
$ sudo luarocks install luasocket
$ lua
Lua 5.3.0 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.