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    Describe the difference between sequential access files and direct access files.

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    Sequential access is where you can not access a piece of data unless you have accessed all the preceding data. For example, to reach a particular list node in a linked list, you have to traverse all the nodes falling in the path from head node to the node in question, starting from list head in strict ...

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