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.

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Recent Modules (View all) (Recent versions)

lain by aajjbb — downloads: 0
Layout, Widget and Utilities library for the Awesome Window Manager
notifycenter by aminert — downloads: 1
Notify Center is the easiest way to push notifications to your iPhone form Lua.
lua-hashings by user_none — downloads: 0
Lua hashing library providing a variety of cryptographic hashs and related hash function
gleam-lua by chrislusf — downloads: 1
Lua libraries to work with Gleam
lua-vcard by prototux — downloads: 9
A simple vcard parser.

Most Downloaded(This week)

LuaSocket by luarocks — downloads: 387,437
Network support for the Lua language
lua-resty-string by rsander — downloads: 369,643
lua-cjson by luarocks — downloads: 365,273
Fast JSON encoding/parsing support for Lua
LuaFileSystem by hisham — downloads: 357,440
File System Library for the Lua Programming Language
LuaSec by brunoos — downloads: 334,625
LuaSec is a binding for OpenSSL library to provide TLS/SSL communication.

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Quick Start

Installing LuaRocks in a Unix system:

$ wget
$ tar zxpf luarocks-2.4.1.tar.gz
$ cd luarocks-2.4.1
$ ./configure; sudo make bootstrap
$ sudo luarocks install luasocket
$ lua
Lua 5.3.3 Copyright (C) 1994-2016, 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.