Lua Rocks

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LuaRocks provides automated building and deployment of Lua modules on multiple platforms.

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LuaRocks allows you to build and/or install Lua modules as self-contained packages called "rocks", which contain also version dependency information. This information is used both at install time, so that when one rock is requested all rocks it depends on are also installed, and at run time, so that when a module is required the correct version is loaded. LuaRocks supports both local and remote rocks repositories.


LuaRocks is free software and uses the same license as Lua.


LuaRocks works with Lua >= 5.1 on all major platforms.

LuaRocks is a pure Lua application with no library dependencies. Its current release depends on some helper tools which are shipped by default on most Linux distributions, such as a basic Unix toolchain, zip and unzip, and wget or curl. For Windows, all these helper tools are available as a single download from the [UnxUtils] project.


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