In a samhainrc file you are allowed to have a depth associated with your dir. Like so:
But what does it mean when you have a depth of -1? ( I was not able to find anything in the man page regarding particular numbers for depth.)
OK, I found out the answer to my own question. Apparently I didn't use Google right the first time. So the answer if anyone is looking that you use a "-1", if you want to exclude a subdirectory.
FAQ: 3.1. How can I exclude a (sub-)directory ? http://www.la-samhna.de/samhain/FAQ.html#File%20checking0