X server error when GTK+ apps as sudo from terminal [SOLVED]

Often I hit with this error message on running apps like gpartd, partitionmanager as sudo from the root/user shell.
$sudo gpartd
No protocol specified
(gpartedbin:8630): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: :0

Open up a new terminal, and give
$ export XAUTHORITY=/home/<username>/.Xauthority
That would fix it :). Thanks!
PS. Now to make it permanent,
sudo nano .zshrc ( can be .bashrc, if you use bash )
add the following line to the end of the file
$ export XAUTHORITY=/home/<username>/.Xauthority
save & exit
sudo source .zshrc

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