rule vs. mask
Trying to add some digits to long passwords, I noticed that using a mask (?d?d?d?d) works nice, but when using a rulefile ($1$2$3$4 etc) it doesn't find anything. This happens for passwords longer than 31 characters.
So mask ok; rule fails.

Is this normal?

I didnt nottice this issue. Are You sure that got all possible numbers (0000-9999) in rule file ?
Yes I am shure every possible option from 0000-9999 is in the rule file.
See here:

Quote:For fast hashes, the important factor is the attack mode:
attack-mode 0, the maximum length is 31

This is not the case for attack-mode 1 or above
Thank you , that made it clear!