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)

lapis-community by leafo — downloads: 0
A drop in, full featured community and comment system for Lapis projects
ctc by ldrumm — downloads: 1
Constant time string comparisons for Lua
lodash by axmat — downloads: 6
A functional programming library for lua in respect to the javascript library lodash.
mongorover by christopherjwang — downloads: 20
A Lua driver for MongoDB.
ovh-api by yagop — downloads: 4
Lightweight wrapper for OVH APIs.

Most Downloaded(This week)

LuaSec by luarocks — downloads: 54,417
A binding for OpenSSL library to provide TLS/SSL communication over LuaSocket.
lua-cjson by luarocks — downloads: 53,290
Fast JSON encoding/parsing support for Lua
busted by olivine-labs — downloads: 51,619
Elegant Lua unit testing.
moonscript by leafo — downloads: 48,969
A programmer friendly language that compiles to Lua
LuaFileSystem by hisham — downloads: 47,066
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.