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Lua package functions

Lua package functions

These are the functions in the "package" table.

The package manager is designed for scripters who need to use multiple files and load them in a consistent way.

See also the "require" and "module" functions in the Lua base functions page.

Some of the items in the package library are strings and tables, rather than functions to be called.

Lua functions

package.config - Package configuration string
package.cpath - Search path used for loading DLLs using the "require" function
package.loaded - Table of loaded packages
package.loaders - Table of package loaders
package.loadlib - Loads a dynamic link library (DLL)
package.path - Search path used for loading Lua code using the "require" function
package.preload - A table of special function loaders
package.seeall - Sets a metatable for the module so it can see global variables


Lua base functions
Lua bc (big number) functions
Lua bit manipulation functions
Lua coroutine functions
Lua debug functions
Lua io functions
Lua LPEG library
Lua math functions
Lua os functions
Lua PCRE regular expression functions
Lua script extensions
Lua string functions
Lua syntax
Lua table functions
Lua utilities
Scripting callbacks - plugins

(Help topic: general=lua_package)

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