Use awk over cut when more than one space in cols

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Last Updated: 2022-05-26

I had this output from syslog, but I wanted to extract from diskarbitrationd onwards

2020-01-16 12:01:41.991874+0100 0x2a3      Default     0x0                  78     0    diskarbitrationd: [com.apple.DiskArbitration.diskarbitrationd:default] <private>

I tried cut with a space delimiter

cut -d " " -f 8

It did not extract the expected data.

The issue is that cut doesn't handle long spans of spaces easily. awk is really what I want:

awk '{ print $8, $9 }'