I install Electrum in Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get install python-qt4 python-pip
sudo pip install https://download.electrum.org/2.6.4/Electrum-2.6.4.tar.gz

Then I start RPC on port 7777 and run daemon:

electrum setconfig rpcport 7777
electrum daemon start

I try RPC by curl:

curl --data-binary '{"id":"curltext","method":"wallet.create_new_address()","params":[]}'

I got error output:

{"error": {"message": "Method wallet.create_new_address() not supported.", "code": -32601}, "jsonrpc": "2.0", "id": "curltext"}

I tried the command 'wallet.create_new_address()' which can be executed in GUI console but RPC gives error.

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There are two problems with your command.

First, any method you call should not be prefixed by wallet. or suffixed by ().

Also, there is no RPC method create_new_address. If you have a look at lib/commands.py you will see that the internal python method create_new_address() is called by the RPC method getunusedaddress, and only when the parameter force=true is given.

With the above in mind, try this:

curl --data-binary '{"id":"curltext","method":"getunusedaddress","params":{"force":true}}'

The equivalent shell command would be

electrum getunusedaddress --force

I tried this on electrum 2.8.3. Sadly, it always returns the same address. This is because the address remains unused.

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