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)

tableutils by telemachus — downloads: 1
Set of general-utility functions for working with tables
autoinstall by saucisson — downloads: 6
Automatically install missing system dependencies
lcrypt by leite — downloads: 4
Lua bindings to libtomcrypt and libtommath
iwi by leite — downloads: 1
Lua binding to libgeohash
mexbt by mexbt — downloads: 0
A lightweight lua client for the meXBT exchange API

Most Downloaded(This week)

lua-cjson by luarocks — downloads: 48,522
Fast JSON encoding/parsing support for Lua
LuaSec by luarocks — downloads: 46,433
A binding for OpenSSL library to provide TLS/SSL communication over LuaSocket.
busted by olivine-labs — downloads: 46,188
Elegant Lua unit testing.
moonscript by leafo — downloads: 45,704
A programmer friendly language that compiles to Lua
LuaFileSystem by hisham — downloads: 43,720
File System Library for the Lua Programming Language

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Quick Start

Installing LuaRocks in a Unix system:

$ wget
$ tar zxpf luarocks-2.2.2.tar.gz
$ cd luarocks-2.2.2
$ ./configure; sudo make bootstrap
$ sudo luarocks install luasocket
$ lua
Lua 5.3.1 Copyright (C) 1994-2015, 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.