I'm trying to create a script that installs sme cron jobs. So far, what I did was to create a template of what I wanted the crontab to look like, and copy it to /var/spool/cron/crontabs/root, overwriting the original file. If you "crontab -e", you can see the cron jobs properly defined, but they are not actually run. Only if you modify something and then exit, forcing crontab to "install" the cron file does it work.
Do I have to additionally, run anything so the new cron file is "parsed" or "installed".