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)

gonapps-url-decoder by gonapps — downloads: 10
An url decoder.
tucube-http-router by gonapps — downloads: 6
gonapps-jwt by gonapps — downloads: 6
A thread-safe luaossl based JWT encoding/decoding module.
twrl by korymath — downloads: 5
Reinforcement Learning for Torch and Lua
native by xpol — downloads: 4
Convert between UTF-8 and Windows system encoding.

Most Downloaded(This week)

lua-resty-string by rsander — downloads: 357,023
LuaSocket by luarocks — downloads: 356,165
Network support for the Lua language
lua-cjson by luarocks — downloads: 337,805
Fast JSON encoding/parsing support for Lua
LuaFileSystem by hisham — downloads: 333,224
File System Library for the Lua Programming Language
LuaSec by brunoos — downloads: 309,662
A binding for OpenSSL library to provide TLS/SSL communication over LuaSocket.

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Quick Start

Installing LuaRocks in a Unix system:

$ wget
$ tar zxpf luarocks-2.4.0.tar.gz
$ cd luarocks-2.4.0
$ ./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.