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Last modified: 2023-06-01T23:33:25.000+02:00

# Copyright (C) 2023 TroubleChute (Wesley Pyburn)
# Licensed under the GNU General Public License v3.0 (the "License");
# you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
# You may obtain a copy of the License at
#    This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
#    it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
#    the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
#    (at your option) any later version.
#    This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
#    but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
#    GNU General Public License for more details.
#    You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
#    along with this program.  If not, see .
# ----------------------------------------
# This script downloads and places aria2 in C:\Tools, and adds it to PATH assuming it's not already there.
# ----------------------------------------

iex (irm # Get RemoteFunction importer
Import-RemoteFunction -ScriptUri "" # Import function to raise code to Admin

function Install-Aria2() {
    Invoke-Elevated {
        Write-Host "Downloading Aria2 (For faster downloads - Only needs to be done once)" -ForegroundColor Yellow
        # Set download URL and destination folder
        $downloadUrl = ""
        $destFolder = "C:\Tools"
        $aria2ZipPath = Join-Path $destFolder ""
        # Create the destination folder if it doesn't exist
        if (!(Test-Path $destFolder)) {
            New-Item -ItemType Directory -Force -Path $destFolder | Out-Null
        # Download the aria2 zip file
        Invoke-WebRequest -Uri $downloadUrl -OutFile $aria2ZipPath
        # Load assembly for ZipFile
        Add-Type -AssemblyName System.IO.Compression.FileSystem
        # Extract only aria2c.exe from the zip file
        $zip = [System.IO.Compression.ZipFile]::OpenRead($aria2ZipPath)
        $aria2cExe = $zip.Entries | Where-Object { $_.FullName -eq "aria2-1.36.0-win-64bit-build1/aria2c.exe" }
        [System.IO.Compression.ZipFileExtensions]::ExtractToFile($aria2cExe, (Join-Path $destFolder "aria2c.exe"), $true)
        # Check if the destination folder is in the PATH
        $envPath = [Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable("Path", [System.EnvironmentVariableTarget]::Machine)
        Write-Host "System/Machine Path before (Save this if PATH is cleared for some reason): $envPath"
        $paths = $envPath.Split(";")
        if ($paths -notcontains $destFolder) {
            Write-Host "`nAdding new folder to PATH"
            # Add the destination folder to the PATH
            $envPath += ";$destFolder"
            [Environment]::SetEnvironmentVariable("Path", $envPath, [System.EnvironmentVariableTarget]::Machine)
        # Remove the downloaded zip file
        Remove-Item -Path $aria2ZipPath -Force
        # Done!
        Write-Host "`n`nAria2 is now installed! You can now close this window if it stays open." -ForegroundColor Green
        Write-Host "Should anything go wrong, your System/Machine PATH is displayed above."
        Write-Host "Closing in 2 seconds"
        Start-Sleep -Seconds 2

# Check if aria2c is installed
try {
    $aria2cCommand = Get-Command aria2c -ErrorAction Stop
    Write-Host "Aria2 is already installed." -ForegroundColor Yellow
} catch {
    Write-Host "Aria2 is not installed. Installing..." -ForegroundColor Yellow

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