Local Checkout Fails due to xargs file limit

This has been mentioned a couple of times in the past:

In both cases, the answer appears to have been to remove xargs from the checkout pipeline and use tar -T instead - but that seems to have been accomplished via patch to the CLI. I have the latest version (0.1.14915+4e9d967 (release)) so the updated versions in the previous answers aren’t working for me.

Is it possible for me to use the standard checkout step on this (huge, lots of files) repo and have it work locally?