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)

table-flatten by mah0x211 — downloads: 9
flatten a table into a table of specified depth.
underscore-dot-lua by AlberTajuelo — downloads: 4
A utility library for Lua
hyperparser by lalawue — downloads: 1
Socket utilities
hotfix by jinq0123 — downloads: 1
Lua 5.2/5.3 hotfix. Hot update functions and keep old data.
lua-easy-crypto by szeist — downloads: 11
Simple interface for password based AES-256-GCM encryption and decryption.

Most Downloaded(This week)

lua-cjson by OpenResty — downloads: 2,124,466
Fast JSON encoding/parsing support for Lua
lua-geoip by agladysh — downloads: 1,270,491
Bindings for MaxMind's GeoIP library
LuaFileSystem by hisham — downloads: 1,074,615
File System Library for the Lua Programming Language
LuaSocket by luarocks — downloads: 1,037,287
Network support for the Lua language
LuaSQL-MySQL by tomasguisasola — downloads: 998,527
Database connectivity for Lua (MySQL driver)

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Quick Start

Installing LuaRocks in a Unix system:

$ wget https://luarocks.org/releases/luarocks-2.4.4.tar.gz
$ tar zxpf luarocks-2.4.4.tar.gz
$ cd luarocks-2.4.4
$ ./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.