I do not know of any Ant task that will print out the contents of a fileset. But why bother doing that? Why not simply use the copy task with your fileset and a filterchain using the deletecharacters, striplinebreaks, etc.
You could use the <pathconvert> task, as is explained in this weblog.
It demonstrates how to convert a <path> definition to a pretty printable string, but the same approach should work for a <fileset>, since <pathconvert>'s refid attribute accepts a reference to either a <path>, <fileset>, <dirset>, or <filelist> according to the documentation.
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What I'm actually trying to do is this...
And, the added complication is that the compression utility only takes one file at a time, no wildcards.
A batch file and an "Exec" sounds like it wouldn't be cross-platform.