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)

Loowy by KSDaemon — downloads: 2
LUA WAMP client
kong by mashape — downloads: 2
Kong is a scalable and customizable API Management Layer built on top of Nginx.
LPegLabel by Sergio Medeiros — downloads: 0
Parsing Expression Grammars For Lua with Labeled Failures
json by xpol — downloads: 11
Very fast json module based on RapidJSON.
steentje by xiaq — downloads: 3
A toy project to play with LuaRocks.

Most Downloaded

moonscript by leafo — downloads: 43,240
A programmer friendly language that compiles to Lua
busted by olivine-labs — downloads: 39,921
Elegant Lua unit testing.
LuaSec by luarocks — downloads: 38,880
A binding for OpenSSL library to provide TLS/SSL communication over LuaSocket.
lua-cjson by luarocks — downloads: 37,673
Fast JSON encoding/parsing support for Lua
lapis by leafo — downloads: 31,774
A web framework for MoonScript & Lua

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Quick start

Installing LuaRocks in a Unix system:

$ wget http://luarocks.org/releases/luarocks-2.2.1.tar.gz
$ tar zxpf luarocks-2.2.1.tar.gz
$ cd luarocks-2.2.1
$ ./configure; sudo make bootstrap
$ sudo luarocks install luasocket
$ lua
Lua 5.3.0 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.