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Unable to make custom Bitcoin command

I’m writing a thesis on Bitcoin system and as a part of my assignment i have to explore Bitcoin-core source code.

I ‘ve downloaded the code, compiled it and manage to run it.
However, I wanted to make a trivial change to the code and add some simple custom command as part of blockchain.cpp.
Problem is that my changes are not visible after i run make and when I run bitcoin-cli -testnet .

I always get:
error code: -32601
error message:
Method not found

Also, i tried commenting out one already functional method and tried to run bitcoin-cli and calling that function and it runs successfully.
NOTE: command “make” runs smoothly and it does detect errors if there are any.

Can someone explain me what is a proper way to make change to bitcoin-core? I am not planning to push any of those changes to master branch, I’m just interested in experimenting with code.

Thanks in advance 🙂

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