Which filter takes precedence when defining inclusion and exclusion filters for Discover Scans?

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Article ID: 160438

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Data Loss Prevention Network Discover

Issue/Introduction

When writing inclusions and exclusions for Discover scans, which takes precedence? 

Resolution

The exclude filter is applied on top of the include filter.

For example, you have an include filter that specifies to scan /etc/bin/* and an exclude filter that specifies to exclude /etc/bin/private. In this example,  /etc/bin is scanned with the exception of /etc/bin/private.

See also:  KB 42491 - How do file filters work in Discover?