Checking Linux Directory for New File / Recently Added File using stat()

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    Checking Linux Directory for New File / Recently Added File using stat()

    I am coding in C on RHEL 5.6 and trying to execute a function only when a new file has been added to a known directory.
    I am currently using stat(directory, &buffer); and comparing the modification time 'buffer.st_mtime' with a saved value.
    This activates on both addition and removal of files but I only care about addition.
    Does anyone know of an approach to check only if a file has been added to a directory?
    Thanks.

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