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)

dataframe by chuanwen — downloads: 0
A dataframe class for Lua/Torch
fsm by unindented — downloads: 8
Simple FSM implementation.
lua-libmodbus by karlp — downloads: 3
Lua bindings to libmodbus
bgcrypto-aes by moteus — downloads: 0
AES encryption library
bgcrypto-pbkdf2 by moteus — downloads: 0
Password-Based Key Derivation Function 2

Most Downloaded(This week)

LuaSocket by luarocks — downloads: 195,684
Network support for the Lua language
lua-cjson by luarocks — downloads: 192,493
Fast JSON encoding/parsing support for Lua
LuaSec by brunoos — downloads: 191,951
A binding for OpenSSL library to provide TLS/SSL communication over LuaSocket.
LuaFileSystem by hisham — downloads: 189,784
File System Library for the Lua Programming Language
lua-resty-string by rsander — downloads: 161,495

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Quick Start

Installing LuaRocks in a Unix system:

$ wget http://luarocks.org/releases/luarocks-2.3.0.tar.gz
$ tar zxpf luarocks-2.3.0.tar.gz
$ cd luarocks-2.3.0
$ ./configure; sudo make bootstrap
$ sudo luarocks install luasocket
$ lua
Lua 5.3.2 Copyright (C) 1994-2015 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.