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.

Important — March 2019 we were made aware of a security vulnerability, Please Read More

Recent Modules

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  • openssl by zhaozg — downloads: 8
    Openssl binding for Lua
  • lua-laxjson by sjnam — downloads: 1
    Lua bindings to liblaxjson for LuaJIT using FFI
  • co2 by bartbes — downloads: 0
    co2 is an extended replacement for the lua coroutine library
  • plug by mrtnpwn — downloads: 0
    Plug is a powerful, simple to use Plugin framework for Mini World: Block Art.
  • tinyobj by adraenwan — downloads: 3
    tiny object library

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Quick Start

Installing LuaRocks in a Unix system:

$ wget https://luarocks.org/releases/luarocks-3.0.4.tar.gz
$ tar zxpf luarocks-3.0.4.tar.gz
$ cd luarocks-3.0.4
$ ./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.