The facility of retrieving data immediately from any part of a computer file, without having to read the file from the beginning. Compare with random access and sequential access.
- The primary common feature is a search box with direct access to the search engine's main database.
- Not to be obstructionist, but are you sure you need direct access to the device file?
- Also, there were issues related to fast search and direct access to full-text database.
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