Telegraf Directory Monitoring

I need the answer to this specific issue whether it can happen through directory_monitoring input plugin because --watch-config will indeed restart telegraf which is something that I don’t want as that will give wrong info. the system monitoring telegraf as a service.
Can you help me with the directory_monitoring input plugin doubt itself?
I have actually tried the --watch-config flag that was something I was using all this while. Now only, I need to change the approach due to the restart (SIG HUP) signal mechanism --watch-config employs.

I believe this was answered in slack. Summary was the directory monitor plugin cannot be used to update the running configuration of telegraf.