Today I learned (the hard way, is there any other way?) that by default OS X disables atrun, making calls to “at” and “batch” into pointless exercises of futility. The man page notes how to re-enable atrun, but warns against it because of power management concerns.
I’m not a big crontab fan for one-time jobs and I don’t really like using iCal to schedule Unix commands. So I ended up using sleep.
Good move? Bad move? Advise me, people.