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)

openrtm by Nobu — downloads: 2
Robot Software Platform(RT-Middleware) for the Lua language
mtmsg by osch — downloads: 5
Low-level multi-threading message buffers
Rate limit incoming requests based on its headers.
lua-l10n by develCuy — downloads: 14
Localization (l10n) for the Lua language.
Custom rate limit plugin for Kong API gateway.

Most Downloaded(This week)

lua-cjson by OpenResty — downloads: 2,528,828
Fast JSON encoding/parsing support for Lua
lua-geoip by agladysh — downloads: 1,454,831
Bindings for MaxMind's GeoIP library
LuaSQL-MySQL by tomasguisasola — downloads: 1,343,067
Database connectivity for Lua (MySQL driver)
LuaSocket by luarocks — downloads: 1,240,796
Network support for the Lua language
LuaFileSystem by hisham — downloads: 1,227,022
File System Library for the Lua Programming Language

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audio, authentication, awesome, aws, base-n, batteries, bitwise, commandline, compression, crypto, database, datastructure, dbus, debug, dns, doc, email, event, feed, ffi, filesystem, game, git, gui, haml, html, http, i18n, image, ini, irc, jit, json, lapis, lint, linux, logs, love, lpeg, markdown, math, messagepack, metalua, mjolnir, moonscript, mpi, network, object, openresty, posix, redis, regexp, rocks, search, serialization, spreadsheet, statemachine, strict, template, test, threads, time, torch, unicode, web, wiki, windows, wsapi, xml, yaml, zeromq

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Quick Start

Installing LuaRocks in a Unix system:

$ wget https://luarocks.org/releases/luarocks-3.0.0.tar.gz
$ tar zxpf luarocks-3.0.0.tar.gz
$ cd luarocks-3.0.0
$ ./configure; sudo make bootstrap
$ sudo luarocks install luasocket
$ lua
Lua 5.3.5 Copyright (C) 1994-2018 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.